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[News] Charlie McCreevy Wants Law Distortion Through Unification

  • Subject: [News] Charlie McCreevy Wants Law Distortion Through Unification
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 20 Dec 2009 03:08:22 +0000
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SMN 56

,----[ Quote ]
| Issue 56 features the outgoing Commissioner 
| Charlie McCreevy. McCreevyâs pet project 
| financial market deregulation was cratered last 
| year together with the Irish model and wonât 
| come back in the new portfolio. He assumes an 
| ideological mission to defend the single market 
| for his successor:
|     The job of the next Commission, I believe 
|     would be to stand against those who, for a 
|     variety of political reasons, some of them 
|     may be ideological or philosophical, 
|     whatever theyâd be, block the Single 
|     Market. To not allow the Single Market, the 
|     European markets to be interfered with.
| Indeed, there are such forces, for instance 
| those who prefer protection of geographical 
| indications or the member states patent offices 
| which obstruct the creation of a community 
| patent for the single market.



Cox is favourite to replace McCreevy in EU Commission

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| The former President of the European Parliament Pat Cox has emerged as the
| new favourite to replace Charlie McCreevy as EU Commissioner this autumn.
| Mr Cox is probably the only Irish figure that could command an influential
| portfolio  and appointing him would avoid a by-election that the government
| couldn't win.


Pat Cox is a software patent campaigner:

Ambassador's Corner

,----[ Quote ]
| Announcing this breakthrough, the Internal Market Commissioner, Charlie
| McCreevy said:
| Charlie McCreevyâEuropean businesses find the current patent litigation
| system complex, slow and costly.â
| He predicted that the new unified system, with a dedicated unified patent
| court, would make patent litigation more predictable, faster and less
| expensive.


McCreevy appeals for compromise as Community patent clock continues to tick

,----[ Quote ]
| That the commissioner still feels he has to make this point seems to me to be
| a further confirmation that the hoped for breakthrough under the French
| presidency which people were talking about earlier this year is in real
| danger of not taking place. And if it does not happen with France in charge
| of the European Council, then the likelihood of it ever happening must be
| pretty remote.


Protecting innovation in Europe


European Parliament of Enterprises: Businesses take over Parliament Hemicycle
and vote

,----[ Quote ]
| Commenting on the general outcome of the event, EUROCHAMBRES President Pierre
| Simon said: âThe views of an individual business, especially a small or
| medium-sized one, are easy to ignore, but these 750 plus entrepreneurs convey
| the concerns of 23 million businesses across Europe, so their cumulative
| impact is enormous.  Policy makers, starting with the European Council
| tomorrow, must take notice of their concerns and work with them closely in
| finding solutions that will enable Europe to come out of recession and
| compete globally.â


Surely Shome Mishtake?

,----[ Quote ]
| Got that? After one of the worst economic crises in recent history, caused by
| pyramids of non-existent wealth being constructed on totally fictitious
| financial instruments, they now want to use "intellectual property"
| as "collateral" in commerce - that is, more totally ficitious financial
| istruments to create another pyramid of non-existent wealth.



[ffii] McCreevy wants to legalise Software Patents via a US-EU patent treaty

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| Brussels, 13 May 2008 -- European Commissioner McCreevy is pushing for a
| bilateral patent treaty with the United States. This Tuesday 13 May in
| Brussels, White House and European representatives will try to adopt a
| tight roadmap for the signature of a EU-US patent treaty by the end of
| the year. Parts of the proposed treaty will contain provision on
| software patents, and could legalise them on both sides of the Atlantic.
| "TEC talks are the current push for software patents. The US want to
| eliminate the higher standards of the European Patent Convention. The
| bilateral agenda is dictated by multinationals gathered in the
| Transatlantic Economic Business Dialogue (TABD). When you have a look
| who is in the Executive Board of the TABD, you find not a single
| European SME in there", says Benjamin Henrion, a Brussels based patent
| policy specialist.
| The Transatlantic Economic Council (TEC) which comprises EU and US high
| level representatives put a substantive harmonisation of patent law on
| its agenda. Substantive patent law covers what is patentable or not. The
| attempt to impose the low US standards on Europe via the Substantive
| Patent Law Treaty (SPLT) process utterly failed at the World
| Intellectual Property Organisation. Also progress in the WIPO B+
| subgroup (without development nations) could not be reached.

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