Software patents in Europe

by Esther Schindler

Anybody 'round here gonna go? Apparently it'll have very senior economists and computer scientists, the city of Munich, and Tim Berners-Lee by video conference.

You are invited to a press conference on software patenting taking place next week on Wednesday 17 September in the European Parliament in Brussels. Following the press conference experts from the fields of software development and consumer protection will meet with economists and scientists to discuss the impact the proposed European directive on the patenting of computer implemented inventions will have on Europe's software industry, research and consumers. A debate and vote on the Parliaments' Report (McCarthy) on the proposed directive is scheduled for the next Strasbourg plenary session, 22 - 25 September.

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