IPEG: A Marriage for 20 years
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Started by: zoobabzoobab
Date: 27 May 2008 16:10
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In Europe the heated discussion on business method patents and software patents basically died after the European Parliament rejected the controversial draft directive on the patentability of computer-implemented inventions in July 2005. This vote ended more than three years of legislative procedure and intense debate between the Member States, large companies and SMEs, various organizations and lobby groups, economists, lawyers, IT professionals and even EU institutions. For an overview of the issues which were debated in 2004-2005, many of which are still very relevant, see this “Aide-Memoire”. With this software debate, the discussions on desirability of business methods vanished completely.
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