The ill-fated EU Computer Implemented Inventions (i.e. software patents) Directive is in the news yet again. The Commission has rejected a request by Parliament for it to redraft the Directive. Instead, the Commission has said that the Council of Ministers will “review all aspects of the Directive”. MEPs are not likely to be happy. Two weeks ago, French Green MEP Alain Lipietz stated that if the Commission ignored the Parliament's request it would be an "insult" to the assembly.
The IPKat, for once, is lost for words.
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