Polish Politics might be about to undergo a change.
BBC reports about the recent general elections in Poland:
"[...] Centre-right parties with links to the former Solidarity movement in Poland have ousted the left in the country's general election. [...]"
I ask myself as to whether or not this might change Poland's future position concerning certain issues of Intellectual Property (IP) protection. Readers might well remember that the former Polish Government had attempted to block the formal adaption of the EU Draft Directive on the patentability of computer-implemented inventions in the EU Council. For a brief albeit quite biassed view see here.
As the Polish action against the "software patents directive" was widely accepted and touted as Poland's success in the international arena, it is unlikely that the new government will start any shift on its own. Actually, the official statements from various governmental sources, including the Patent Ofice, so far have been univocally supporting the rejection of the "Software Patents" directive. Both the political elites and the general public accepted the opinions expressed by Polish officials that software patents would harm Polish economy and especially small and medium enterprises.
This does not mean that such position will be maintained forever, but there would have to be a strong and persistent pressure from the computer-related lobbies to change it; as of now the "pro-software patents" camp seems not to exist at all, consequently there is no real force to exert the necessary presssure.