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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..."

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