EC report ‘a mockery’ say antipatent protestors

EC report ‘a mockery’ say antipatent protestors

A European Commission report into intellectual property issues in the IT industry has been criticized by patent campaigners as a...

November 28th, 2006 Matthew Broersma

Library offers up patent info

Library offers up patent info

A new online patent library hopes to offer developers a little more confidence when they’re developing open-source applications, but one...

December 8th, 2005 Jeff Jedras

2004 Top 10: The big stories

2004 Top 10: The big stories

If there were any lingering doubts that we are in the post-PC era, several big stories this year should have...

December 21st, 2004 Marc Ferranti

E.U. software patent draft may get voted on this year

E.U. software patent draft may get voted on this year

A controversial draft directive on software patents could be headed for a vote this year after all, with the news...

December 13th, 2004 Matthew Broersma

Torvalds comes out against E.U. patent directive

Torvalds comes out against E.U. patent directive

Three prominent open source software developers, including Linus Torvalds, the creator of Linux, have issued a statement urging the European...

November 23rd, 2004 Robert McMillan

Stage is set for E.U. software patents clash

Stage is set for E.U. software patents clash

A clash between the European Parliament and the Council of Ministers over the European Union (E.U.) software patents directive looks...

October 5th, 2004 Simon Taylor

EC votes for software patents, re-opens can of worms

EC votes for software patents, re-opens can of worms

The European Council has approved a controversial draft directive which will open the way for the patenting of software in...

May 20th, 2004 Matthew Broersma

EU ministers try to force through software patents

EU ministers try to force through software patents

National governments of the European Union (E.U.) are heading for a collision with the European Parliament over the shape of...

May 18th, 2004 Paul Meller