What happens next:
Posted Sep 24, 2003 21:18 UTC (Wed) by j_heald
In reply to: What happens next:
Parent article: Text of the proposed EU patent directive
> This is highly unlikely since after 78 amendments were adopted, the
> directive contradicts itself in places.
Actually, what amazed me doing the consolidation was how *little* contradiction there is.
The EU said it wanted a directive that could patent a new computer-controlled steel mill (if it makes better steel), or a technically superior computerised device like a mobile phone, but not 'pure' software doing routine data processing.
It seems to me that MEPs have been very careful picking and choosing amendments (or astonishingly lucky), and that is exactly what they have come up with.
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