In February 2002 the European Commission came up with a proposal for a Directive, the Computer Implemented Inventions (CII) Directive, requiring agreement of both the European Parliament and Council. Following a long period of impasse, a Common Position was finally adopted, amid controversy, on March 7, 2005. The European Parliament has withdrawn its objections to the adoption by the Council of the Common Position. The Parliament’s Committee of Legal Affairs will now study the Common Position and make his recommendation, which may include adoption, amendment, or rejection.
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