EU software patent law rejected

Posted on Friday, February 18 2005 @ 21:12 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Yesterday it was decided that the European Parliament's proposal for a software patent law will be scrapped and restarted again from scratch.
The proposed law would make allow software to be patented in the European Union. Under current law, software cannot be patented in the 25-nation EU, though there have been some cases where patents have been granted for certain inventions that make use of software. The bill has been extremely controversial.
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