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United Kingdom High Court Rules That Patent Infringement Is Not Dependent On Server Location

April 1, 2002

United Kingdom High Court Rules That Patent Infringement Is Not Dependent On Server Location: The defendants in a patent infringement case brought in the United Kingdom raised as their defense the fact that the alleged infringement was taking place on a host server located outside of the U.K., in Curacao in the Netherlands Antilles. The court held that, despite the offshore location of the host server, the UK patent laws would still apply. To review the Court's decision, click on:

http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Patents/2002/397.html

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