European Patent Litigation Agreement (EPLA) will make software patents enforceable

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The European Patent Litigation Agreement (EPLA) is a Treaty project that aims to create a European Patent Court between signatories of the 31 countries of the European Patent Convention (EPC). The draft seems to be in place for the launch of a diplomatic conference in 2006, where it can be signed by several countries. The European Patent Court will make the software patents granted by the European Patent Office enforceable.


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