About: computer patents

Digital 14-02-2007

Interoperability of ICT systems

In order to face the challenges of global competitors and boost the growth potential of Europe's Information and Communication Technology (ICT) industry, hardware and software products, systems and networks need to work smoothly together. 
Digital 20-10-2005

European softwaremakers create ‘virtual Silicon Valley’

Twenty six software companies based in Europe or with major European subsidiaries have set up a new association to boost their industry and to represent it better on such issues as intellectual property rights.
Economy & Jobs 27-05-2004

Perspectives of ICT in the New Europe

This paper summarises the overall situation of ICT in the new Member States from a global perspective. It shows that significant progress has been made towards the implementation of the Knowledge-based society.

Industry turning against EU software patent directive proposal

Some 2,000 IT leaders have signed a petition calling on the Parliament to repeal the EU's directive on the patentability of computer-implemented inventions.

Computer invention patents inch closer

The Parliament's Legal Affairs Committee gave the green light to a proposal on 17 June on the patentability of computer-implemented inventions.