European software patent update
Posted Jan 30, 2005 23:51 UTC (Sun) by gdt
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The process for approval of patents is a bureaucratic procedure and can be modified without reference to the European Parliament. You can expect the US administration to tie the wholesale recognition by the EU of US patents to a future EU-US trade negotiation. Just as the US has recently done with Australia as part of the AUSFTA, and hopes to do in the forthcoming negotiations with China.
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