en.swpat.org is a wiki.   You can edit it.   May contain statements End Software Patents does not endorse.

November 2014: About Microsoft’s patent licence for .NET core

SitemapCountriesWhy abolish?Law proposalsStudiesCase lawPatent office case lawLawsuits

Foundation for a Free Information Infrastructure

From en.swpat.org
(Redirected from FFII et al.)
Jump to: navigation, search

Foundation for a Free Information Infrastructure (FFII) was the most influential group in the EU software patents directive from 1999 until the directive's rejection in 2005. Software patent activism in Europe greatly decreased after 2005 but FFII maintained certain activities including the EU unitary patent and Unified Patent Court.

ESOMA (The European Software Market Association) is a daughter organisation,[1] founded by FFII in 2007.[2]


[edit] EU software patents directive 1999-2005

FFII was by far the main organiser of the popular protest which lead to the European Parliament rejecting the EU Software Patents Directive. This work involved publishing analyses, organising conferences, organising public protests, and general campaign organisation.

FFII popularised The Patented Webshop.

FFII requested and are working on the re-examination of Amazon's gift ordering patent by the European Patent Office.(Can you help? This needs a date. Is it still ongoing?)

[edit] 2005-2015

Activity steadily declined after July 2005, but never stopped. Notable actions on software patents during this period include:

[edit] Challenging the Unitary Patent in Belgium, 2015

ESOMA (a daughter organisation of FFII) has submitted a challenge to the Unitary Patent at Belgium's Constitutional Court.[7]

[edit] Related pages on en.swpat.org

[edit] External links

(Can you help? There is useful information about software patents on the following sites, but we need help to find the key pages:)

[edit] General links by or about FFII

[edit] References

  1. "ESOMA: Declaration of support". http://www.esoma.org/esoma:support. "We support Esoma and its parent organisation, the FFII." 
  2. "About Esoma". http://www.esoma.org/esoma:about. "Founded in January 2007 by the FFII" 
  3. http://epla.ffii.org/
  4. http://www.eupaco.org/
  5. "Software patents plot buried under amicus avalanche". https://press.ffii.org/Press%20releases/Software%20patents%20plot%20buried%20under%20amicus%20avalanche. 
  6. "FFII and IP Justice file Bilski Amicus Brief to the U.S. Supreme Court". http://press.ffii.org/Press%20releases/FFII%20and%20IP%20Justice%20file%20Bilski%20Amicus%20Brief%20to%20the%20Supreme%20Court. 
  7. "Unitary Patent challenged at the Belgian Constitutional Court". http://www.esoma.org/forum/t-1162188/unitary-patent-challenged-at-the-belgian-constitutional-cour. 

This wiki is part of the End Software Patents (ESP) campaign (donate). For more information, see:
>> endsoftwarepatents.org (Main ESP website) <<
>> endsoftwarepatents.org/news (News) <<

This wiki is publicly editable. (See: en.swpat.org:About) It's a pool of information, not a statement of ESP's views or policies, so no permission is required. Add your knowledge! (See: Help:How to make a good contribution)