ZDNet UK: EC Pushes On with Patent Directive
Feb 12, 2005, 13:00 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ingrid Marson)
"The European Commission is pushing the EU Council to ratify the
controversial software patent directive, sweeping aside the
concerns raised last week by a European Parliament committee.
"Last week the Legal Affairs Committee (JURI) of the European
Parliament (EP) demanded that the Computer Implemented Inventions
Directive (CIID) be started from scratch. The European Commission
(EC) is not obliged to agree to the EP's request for a restart, but
is under pressure to adhere to the will of the Parliament..."