European Parliament rejects patent law proposal

European Parliament rejects patent law proposal

Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to reject proposed legislation that critics argued would have allowed the...

July 5th, 2005 Simon Taylor

E.U. software patent vote appears delayed till 2005

E.U. software patent vote appears delayed till 2005

The controversial European software patent directive will not make it to the next step on its long legislative process this...

December 9th, 2004 Laura Rohde and Simon Taylor

Polish rejection may derail EU patent directive

Polish rejection may derail EU patent directive

The future of the controversial European Union (E.U.) software patent directive was thrown into doubt Wednesday after the Polish government...

November 16th, 2004 Laura Rohde

European Parliament agrees on software patent text

European Parliament agrees on software patent text

The European Parliament voted in favour of a law that goes some way towards limiting the scope for patents on...

September 25th, 2003 Paul Meller

European Parliament software patents vote will be close

European Parliament software patents vote will be close

With most of the main political parties divided, Wednesday's vote at the European Parliament on a Union-wide law on computer-implemented...

September 23rd, 2003 Paul Meller