How other domains are excluded from patentability
This page gathers two things. First, legal wordings so we can see how other domains get cut free from the patent system. Second, the reasoning of why legislators and courts got convinced that it's right for those domains to be excluded. This should help our work to writing a law banning software patents, and more generally to argue for abolition.
- German Parliament prohibits patents on plants and animals from conventional breeding, 27 June 2013, no-patents-on-seeds.org
- US Government Argues in Court that Isolated Genes are Unpatentable, 30 Oct 2010, Patently-O
- U.S. Says Genes Should Not Be Eligible for Patents, 30 Oct 2010, NYTimes
- Gene Patenting and Free Software: A Breakthrough, 6 Apr 2010, SFLC
 Related pages on en.swpat.org
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