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VNUnet: Ministers Push for Tech Patent Harmonisation

May 26, 2004, 20:30 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Gareth Morgan)

"Trade ministers have paved the way for European firms to apply for patents on software, but critics have warned that this could halt innovation.

"Last week in Brussels, the Competitiveness Council, part of the European Council of Ministers, rejected proposals placing rigorous limits on software patents. The matter now goes back to the European Parliament for ratification..."

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