Austrian politician joins the anti-patent movement

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Date: Nov 24, 2004 - 04:40 PM
"A senior Austrian MEP, who is a speaker on economic policy for the ruling political party in Austria and the vice-president of the largest political group in the European Parliament, spoke out against software patents to the Austrian Minister of Commerce and Industry on Tuesday.

MEP Othmar Karas said the EU Directive on the Patentability of Computer-Implemented Inventions could pose a serious threat to SMEs."

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