M·CAM Enabled Patent Bay wins Prestigious Award - Award to be Granted in Universitetet i Göteborg on April 29
M·CAM Enabled Patent Bay wins Prestigious Award – Award to be Granted in Universitetet i Göteborg on April 29
Göteborg Sweden and Charlottesville, VA – March 20, 2009 ––The Association for Free Culture and Software Awards Idea Prize '09 to The Patent Bay, Feeding Frenzy, and dictating machines 2.0.
The jury in the Idea Prize '09 has chosen to award this year's prize to three creative projects in the field of free culture and software. The prize of 10,000 SEK is divided this year among three recipients one of which is The Patent Bay (a partnership between the EU Parliament Candidate Erik Josefsson and M·CAM).
Projects were selected on the basis of the jury's assessment of feasibility, innovation, relevance, and creativity. The jury included Oscar Swartz, Rasmus Fleischer and Patrik Wallström. From the outset, the Association for Free Culture and Software, which awards, the prize, intended to limit the cash reward and recognition to two projects.
"With several good ideas, we had no choice but to use the 10,000 SEK in this manner. The three projects now all have visibility and will demonstrate to those in their respective fields, examples of ideas that the association would like to support," said Jonas Öberg, vice chairman of the Association.
Most of the ideas that were submitted were commendable and the three who eventually were selected represented different aspects of the values and mission of the Idea Prize. The Patent Bay is remarkable in that it links a great idea with the notion of free speech and public discourse in political process.
All the winners have been invited to a ceremony on April 29, 2009 at the IT University of Goteburg, Sweden to present their projects and receive the prize.
The Patent Bay – sponsored by Erik Josefsson – collects and analyzes patents and patent related information to promote the genuine revival of innovation in Swedish and European Union procurement in an effort to help cool down the overheating patent system and create new conditions for innovation.