EU software patents: could you eventually find one position?
„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.
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.