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Techworld: EU Rubber Stamps Patent Rules

Dec 16, 2004, 16:00 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Simon Taylor, Matthew Broersma)

"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..."

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