JURI President sends letter to President of EP about Commission rejection
3rd March 2005 -- The president of the European Parliament's Legal Affairs Commission (JURI) today sent a letter to the president of the European Parliament, Josep Borell, concerning the commission's refusal to restart the procedure on the software patents directive and how to procede further.
The original letter is in French, below you can find our English translation:
- Subject: proposal on a directive of the Parliament and the Council regarding the patentability of computer-implemented inventions - 2002/0047 (COD) President, I have taken note of the response of President Barroso to your letter of 24 February regarding the request of the Legal Affairs Committee for a renewed referral of the proposal regarding the patentability of computer-implemented inventions (COM (2002) 0092 - COD 2002/47). The Legal Affairs Committee, exercising the rights which have been given to it by the rules, has the intention to continue its work on this matter and to look more deeply into the implications of Mr. Barroso's reply about the ongoing legislative procedure. Indeed, we have the intention to discuss this during the meeting of the Legal Affairs Committee which should take place on 7 March in Strasbourg, if the authorisation which has been asked from you regarding its taking-place is confirmed. Additionally, I have to inform you that we have asked the opinion of the Legal Services in order to know until exactly which stage of the codecision procedure the European Commission can withdraw or modify its proposal. Most sincerely, Giuseppe GARGANI