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CNET News: In Europe, Patent Olive Branch--Or Threat?

Mar 10, 2005, 15:15 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matthew Broersma)

"The European Commission says it will let the controversial software-patent directive die, if enough opposition to it is mustered in the European Parliament. But some see this as a veiled threat.

"If the European Parliament does decide to kill the directive, there will be no new proposal from the Commission, Charlie McCreevy, commissioner for the Internal Market, told a parliament plenary session on Tuesday evening..."

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