EU software patents: could you eventually find one position?

European Commission (July, 2005):

„The Commission maintains that, without the directive, patents on computerised inventions will continue being granted by national offices and the European Patent Office,” said the Commission in a statement. „It [the EPO] does not grant ‘software patents’ — computer programs per se, algorithms or computer-implemented business methods — that make no technical contribution,” said the EC.
European Commission (Mai, 2006):
Moreover, with respect to the particular cases mentioned by the Honourable Member, the draft Community patent Regulation confirms in its Article 28.1(a) that patents granted for a subject matter (such as computer programs), which is excluded from patentability pursuant to Article 52 EPC, may be invalidated in a relevant court proceeding.
Found via Ars Technica.

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