The US Trade Representative and Software Patents
News & Chronology
2004-10-28 ID HindustanTimes: US elections not to impact outsourcing Mark Riedy "also said India lacked a data protection law and does not recognise product patents, which had resulted in the US Trade Representative placing the country on its Special 301 Priority Watch List." (--> "computer program product" claims)
The US Trade Representative is an organ of the US government which is dominated by the same interest that dominate big industry associations. It works closely with these groups to deploy the power of the US government to promote their agenda in foreign countries. The USTR has consistently been pushing countries all over the world to allow patentability of software, business methods, mathematics and genes.