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FFII.org/Euro PAP: Council Ignoring Restart Motion, Poland has given up resistance

Feb 08, 2005, 16:30 (14 Talkback[s])

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"The Euro PAP web service of the Polish Press Agency (PAP) writes that the draft directive 'on the patentability of computer-implemented inventions' (software patent directive) is likely to be adopted on the 17 February meeting of the Council of Ministers of Finance, because Poland will no longer block the vote.

"On February 2nd, the Legal Affairs Committee of the European Parliament (JURI) decided with a large majority to ask the Commission for a renewed referral of the Software Patent Directive. However, the Commission is not obliged to comply to the Parliament's request and the Presidency may still schedule the vote on the Directive on one of the next Council meetings..."

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