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Archived updates for Thursday, November 11, 2004

UK Aims to Avoid Width of Patentability in the US

According to the UK's answers to FAQs on the Directive on the Patentability of Computer-Implemented Inventions available here:

Won?t Europe end up with the system that now exists in the United States?

The Government believes that we should aim to avoid the width of patentability now allowed in the United States: this is why it pressed the European Commission for a Directive following its consultation.
An information booklet (pdf file 269Kb) on the proposed Directive is also available.
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