Techworld: EU Rubber Stamps Patent Rules
Dec 16, 2004, 16:00 (4 Talkback[s])
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"European Union governments have rubber-stamped rules governing
the patentability of inventions implemented by computers, known as
the software patents directive, standing by an agreement they
reached in May.
"A meeting of ambassadors to the EU yesterday evening agreed to
formally endorse a deal reached by member state governments in May
of this year..."