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Swamping channel surfers

Last month, a newswire story crossed my desk which from a PR perspective was about as sharp as a bowling ball. Philips Electronics is patenting technology to prevent people from using their PVRs (Personal Video Recorders) to fast forward commercials. The move is akin to Exxon announcing a new technology which will reduce a car

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 widespread patenting of software in Europe. It has been one of the most controversial pieces of legislation in the history of the European Union (E.U.).

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 year, as increasing political pressure has apparently caused the Council of the European Union to delay its vote on the matter until 2005.

Polish rejection may derail EU patent directive

The NoSoftwarePatents (NSP) campaign said that without Poland's backing, those countries that supported the proposal in May now fall short of a qualified majority in the Council of Ministers.

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 software programs Wednesday.

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 inventions is expected to be a close call.

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