Update of Software Patents Agenda

Francois PELLEGRINI pelegrin at labri.u-bordeaux.fr
Fri May 18 12:33:30 UTC 2001

karin kosina wrote:
> > Yes, it is the role of the Commission to propose and pass new
> > "directives", as they are called.
> > What I do not remember is if the parliament should vote it too...
> Ok, and after that? Do the European states have to approve the new EPC
> version, or is the new version binding for all of them? And how are the
> non-EU member states affected?

EU nations have to "transcribe" (that is, integrate) new EU regulations
in their national laws within a limited period of time (2 years, I

For non-EU countries, it is a matter of international pressure, like
the one the USA is putting on Europe. Or it could be the matter of a
vote at the WTO, at majority...


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