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Reuters: EU Sees Approval of Contested Software Patent Bill

Mar 04, 2005, 16:00 (11 Talkback[s])
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"European Union President Luxembourg expects the bloc's ministers to approve a controversial draft law on patenting computer-based inventions on Monday, a Luxembourg official said.

"The decision would mark a victory for advocates of patenting some computer software, notably big firms such as Microsoft and Nokia, against many small companies, which fear the planned law would push them out of the market..."

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