EPO: Patentability of programs for computers
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Started by: zoobabzoobab
Date: 25 Oct 2008 19:41
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Summary:
Recent diverging decisions by the EPO's boards of appeal have created uncertainty regarding the patentability of programs for computers under the European Patent Convention (EPC). EPO President Alison Brimelow has therefore referred a number of questions on this subject to the Enlarged Board of Appeal (EBoA), since it is the EBoA's task to ensure uniform application of the EPC. The answers to the questions are necessary to enable the further harmonious development of case law in this field.
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