Poland is part of the European Union and is a signatory of the European Patent Convention.
Courts rejecting software patents?
In a question to the European Commission on April 11th 2006, Polish MEP Adam Gierek mentioned:
The difference in approach between the EPO and, for example, the Polish patent office is illustrated by the fact that the latter has for months been refusing to grant two patents to applicants granted patents by the EPO. To date, the Polish courts have upheld these decisions.
(Which patents, and which court decisions are these?)
Thank Poland: blocking the directive in 2004
In 2004, when the Council of Ministers was discussing discarding all the good amendments from the European Parliament, Poland blocked the meeting for a number of weeks. This inspired the Thank Poland! campaign.
MEP Adam Gierek has asked the following questions:
- Polish original: Poland's patent office (English translations[?]: Google, bing translator)
- http://www.uprp.pl/English/PPOs+databases/ - Poland's patent office
- FFII on Poland and Software Patents
- http://thankpoland.info - to thank Poland for blocking the Council of Ministers' approval of software patents
- ISOC Poland and FFII PR: Poland Opposes EU Council Software Patent Agreement, Nov 17 2004
- Article by Polish Patent Law Professor Aurelia Nowicka, analysing the EU 2005 proposed amendments
- Software patents in Poland? YES!, 14 May 2012, Kluwer Patent Blog