[Fsfe-ie] McCreevy: Commission will take "utmost account" of Parliament amendments

Ian Clarke ian at locut.us
Sat Mar 12 13:22:26 CET 2005

On 11 Mar 2005, at 19:27, conor.daly at cod.utvinternet.com wrote:

> On Fri, Mar 11, 2005 at 05:45:19PM +0000 or so it is rumoured 
> hereabouts,
> Ian Clarke thought:
>> or nothing choice for the EP, either they accept the current Directive
>> text, or they get no Directive at all (and European software patent 
>> law
>> remains inconsistent).
> But isn't this a better position than that defined by the current 
> state of
> the directive?

Perhaps from our perspective, but not necessarily from the EP's 
perspective, since they may think there is an inherit benefit in 
"harmonisation" of European patent law which would be lost if the 
Directive is dropped.


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