Software patents directive 1st reading

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Political Memory: Directive on patentability of "computer-implemented inventions" (software patents), 1st reading

Vote on text Rapport McCarthy A5-0238/2003, on 24/09/2003, results of rollcall votes on parts detailed below.

Results

Mean score of the European Parliament: 56.7/100

Rollcall Votes

  • Amendments 52, 54/rév, 68: Reject the directive - recommendation: for, coefficient: 4
  • Amendments 29, 41, 59: Stated Purpose of directive: limits of patentability with respect to automated data processing - recommendation: for, coefficient: 4
  • Amendment 69: Definition of technical contribution excluding processing, handling, and presentation of information - recommendation: for, coefficient: 5
  • Amendments 55/rév., 97, 108, 1st part: Definition of a technical field by the use of controllable forces of nature - recommendation: for, coefficient: 5
  • Amendment 16, 1st part: Definition of a computer-implemented invention - recommendation: against, coefficient: 4
  • Amendment 16, 2nd part: Definition of inventive step by a technical contribution - recommendation: against, coefficient: 4
  • Amendment 16 (paragraph 2): Requirement of a technical contribution to meet the inventive step requirement - recommendation: against, coefficient: 4
  • Amendment 70: Definition of a technical contribution by constitution of a a new teaching on cause-effect relations in the use of controllable forces of nature - recommendation: for, coefficient: 5
  • Amendment 60: Exclusion of computer-implemented solutions from patentability when they improve efficiency in the use of resources within the data processing system - recommendation: for, coefficient: 5
  • Amendment 72: Inadmissibility of patent claims on a computer program, alone or on a data medium - recommendation: for, coefficient: 4
  • Amendment 76, 1st part: No infringement when a patented technique is used for the purpose of interoperability - recommendation: for, coefficient: 4
  • Amendment 76, 2nd part: Limitation of the absence of infringement by the three-steps test when a patented technique is use for the purpose of interoperability - recommendation: against, coefficient: 4
  • Amendment 71, 1st part: Monitoring of directive with regard to SMEs' innovation - recommendation: for, coefficient: 1
  • Amendment 71, 2nd part: Research of solutions to ease access to patents for SMEs - recommendation: against, coefficient: 2
  • Amendment 81: Parlementary control of EPO - recommendation: for, coefficient: 3
  • Amendments 34, 115: Delete a recital allowing patentability of algorithms - recommendation: for, coefficient: 4
  • Amendment 74: Recital requiring that source code be include in a patent description - recommendation: against, coefficient: 2
  • Amendment 75: Recital recalling patentability principles that exclude inventions belonging to public domain, implying that some software can be considered in this way and therefore could be patentable - recommendation: against, coefficient: 2
  • Proposition modifiée: Proposition as amended - recommendation: none
  • Résolution: Position of the European Parliament in first reading as stated in the previously amended proposition - recommendation: none

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