Seems like the European Palrliament has done the right thing and finally driven the stake through the heart of the malinformed software patent directive. The Commision may try something, but it seems that under the present political climate they will not try something for a while. I can hear thousands of European patent lawyers crying lost profits.
Is this the end of software patents in Europe? I don’t think so, there is a lot of money involved, and a big political push from the giants in the software industry. India is suffering from similar underhand tactics to get software patents accepted. Let’s just hope that they will be able to come through.