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- <news date="2005-02-07">
- <title>Software patents harm banks</title>
- Once Basel II becomes widely used, a dramatic increase in software
- patent infringement lawsuits for this area is likely to occur on a
- global basis. Any bank or any of its customers for Basel II based
- software may become target of such legal action -- the risk is
- incalculable and can bring about multi-billion Euro lawsuits.