"Three political groups in the European Parliament (EP) have
warned that software patents are re-emerging into EU politics with
an EP vote scheduled for next month.
"Last year the EP derailed a proposed directive that, critics
argued, would have legitimised software patents in Europe. On
Thursday the PES, Greens/EFA and GUE/NGL parliamentary groups
warned that a measure facing a parliamentary vote on 11 or 12
October could take up where the failed software patent directive