Going soft on patents
IP/IT A debate over computer software patenting has resulted in the European Parliament's first ever rejection of a common position of the 25 member states. Julian Potter examines the uncertainty over the protection of computer-implemented inventions
On 6 July this year, the proposed directive on the patentability of computer-implemented inventions was over-whelmingly rejected by the European Parliament by 648 votes to 14, with 18 abstentions.
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