The Poles Make Their Mark [2:36 pm]
The European Union has again failed to ratify the software patent directive, after a crucial last-minute intervention from Poland.
An EU Council representative confirmed that the Computer Implemented Inventions Directive will not be adopted Tuesday, as had been planned.
According to sources close to the situation, Wlodzimierz Marcinski, Poland’s undersecretary of science and information technology, spoke out at the EU Council meeting and asked that the directive be removed from the agenda.
No one objected to Poland’s request, and the chairman removed the item from the agenda.
GrokLaw’s posting: Poland Comes Through! - Software Patents Off the Agenda This Year; The Register: Poland halts software patent directive