It appears the EU will not be successful in preventing pure software from being patented in the EU. The legislative amendments that would have done this were rejected this week.
Video game and other software patents have been a hot topic lately, especially since Sony was recently ordered to pay Immersion was $90M in for infringing Immersion's 'vibro-tacticle"? technologies, as we reported here .
Coverage of the EU legislation is at http://www.shorl.com/fopruhykuhopry