JuriIndustr0505En

Article 2 (various new)

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75

Ortega

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"Industry" in the sense of patent law means automated production of material goods

77 = 78 = 79

Kauppi; Kudrycka and Zwiefka; Bertinotti

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The production and distribution of information goods is not an "industry" in the sense of patent law.

81 = 82

Kudrycka and Zwiefka; Bertinotti

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"Industry" in the sense of patent law means commercially organised production of material goods;

75 is a reprise of the industry definition from first reading.

81 = 82 is a slightly more liberal version of that amendment, by replacing "automated" with "commercially organised".

77 = 78 = 79 provides a negative definition of industrial application, by stating that the production and distribution of information good (such as computer programs) is not an industry in the sense of patent law. Carriers on which information goods can be stored (such as CD's or DVD's) are obviously not affected by this provision (a plastic disc filled with some metal-oxide is not an "information good").

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