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Yahoo!/Reuters: Big Software Houses Seen Winners in EU Patent Vote

Jun 21, 2005, 18:30 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Huw Jones)

"Some of the world's top software houses breathed a sigh of relief on Monday when a European Parliament committee watered down tough patenting proposals, to the dismay of open-source supporters.

"The legislature's legal affairs committee agreed 16 to 10 to a 'patentability of computer-implemented inventions' bill, which goes to the full parliament in July..."

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