Poland Withdraws Support For Software Patents, Threatening Controversial Proposal

Law360, New York (November 18, 2004, 12:00 AM EST) -- In a move that could threaten plans to allow software patents in the European Union, Poland has withdrawn its support for the controversial measure.

On Tuesday, Poland’s government said it could not support the proposed Patentability of Computer-Implemented Inventions that was agreed on by the European Union Council earlier this year.

“Because of numerous ambiguity and contradictions respecting the current directive project, Poland cannot support the text which was accepted in the vote of the Council on May 18, 2004,” Polish Minister of Scientific Research and...
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