Europe Gets Another Stab At Patent Reform

Law360, New York (March 7, 2005, 12:00 AM EST) -- European government ministers have approved a law that would reform the current patent framework in the European Union, but the measure still faces fierce opposition in the European Parliament.

Under the most likely scenario, the proposed directive will now either become European law within a year or be rejected altogether.

E.U. Internal Markets Commissioner Charlie McCreevy told the media that he would try to mediate a compromise with parliament, which has refused to yield to pressure from the European Commission and government ministers to pass the...
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