24 May 2006 Burgundavia   » (Journeyer)

The sky is falling

According this ZDNet article, the European Commission has decided that "computer programs will be excluded from patentability in the upcoming Community Patent legislation, and that the European Patent Office (EPO) will be bound by this law." Here is the original question, by a Polish MEP. Once again, the Poles have a deciding role in this. Assuming this is true, it is stunning news.

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