We use cookies on this site to enable your digital experience. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our cookie policy. close

Opponents Of Software Patents Try To Dilute Bill In European Parliament

Law360 (June 30, 2005, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Opponents of a proposed sweeping patent reform in the European Union have launched a last-ditch effort to dilute the bill in the European Parliament.

Green Party lawmakers said they would propose 21 new amendments before the July 6 vote in the European Union parliament.

The proposed amendments would limit the scope of the bills to include only "technical contributions," meaning any pure software code cannot be patented.

On June 20, Parliament's legal affairs committee threw out most of the Greens' previous amendments and approved a proposal...
To view the full article, register now.
Law360 Pro Say Podcast
Check out Law360's new podcast, Pro Say, which offers a weekly recap of both the biggest stories and hidden gems from the world of law.