06.07.2005 13:18

Patents rejected

The patent directive was rejected today with 648 to 14 votes ratio. It means that (for now) there will be no US-style software patents in Europe. It's clear that new initiative - to push software patents or to clear the curent patent law will come. Maybe this time the issue will be handled in a better way (more democratic, more transparent etc).

My 'patent' index page is moved, but still accessible.


Posted by Mara | Categories: Software, Science and technology