Commission answer's MEP Gierek's EPO case law question

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Brussels, 18 May 2006 -- The Commission has answered Professor Adam Gierek MEP's question about whether it still thinks that the case law of the European Patent Office (EPO) should be apply to the Community Patent. The Commission confirmed that the EPO's case law in fact is not gospel, and that the ECJ could overturn it. They also stated in their answer that computer programs are not patentable subject matter. Unfortunately, they still fully rely on courts to make the appropriate decisions.

The Commission's answer


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