Archived Event Info, Talks and Materials regarding the G3/08 Referral
On 15 April, the European Patent Office in Munich, Germany had to face the largest protest ever in its history. A broad coalition against patents on life, including Greenpeace and MISEROR was joined by software patent critics. Richard M. Stallman was invited by FFII and gave a speech to an estimated 2000 people on Marienplatz who then proceeded to the EPO. The talk, translated by Hartmut Pilch, can be found on youtube. More information on the event, including the discussion at the Hackerhaus in the evening, can be found here (ffii.de, German).
On 4 April, Georg Jakob gave a talk at the 44th Conference of the Sozialwissenschaftliche Gesellschaft in Münden (near Kassel, Germany). Slides are available here (pdf, German).
On 28 February 2009, Georg Jakob gave a talk at IRIS09, the "Internationales Symposion Rechtsinformatik" at the University of Salzburg, Austria. Slides are available here (pdf, German); Conference Proceedings will be published soon.