US and EU commissioner trying (again!) to sneak software patents into Europe

Glyn sez, "I am loosing count of the number of different way that have been tried to bring software patents into Europe. I thought by now just about everyone knew they where a bad idea."

"European Commissioner McCreevy is pushing for a bilateral patent treaty with the United States. This Tuesday 13 May in Brussels, White House and European representatives will try to adopt a tight roadmap for the signature of a EU-US patent treaty by the end of the year. Parts of the proposed treaty will contain provision on software patents, and could legalise them on both sides of the Atlantic."


(Thanks, Glyn!)