Monday, April 18, 2005

European Software Patents Pending

The European Parliament appears set to introduce U.S.-style software patents, which critics have denounced as too broad and business-friendly.

Software patents continue to be one of the most hotly contested legislative initiatives in Europe. On Feb. 28, the European Commission declined the European Parliament's request to restart the legislative process from scratch.

If the bill passes, all EU member states will be required to pass supportive national legislation.

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