LWN: EU patent board to decide whether to allow software patents (ars technica)
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Started by: zoobabzoobab
Date: 03 Nov 2008 15:08
Number of posts: 1
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But the best source in my book is the IPKat weblog, whose summaries and discussion are good [1,2]. EPO President Brimelow's referral is a reflection of UK case law. In Aerotel [3], Lord Justice Jacob (most senior rank of UK Judge) asked the EPO to clarify its position on patenting software. The second link from the IPKat tells us that an Enlarged Board is at its own discretion able to ignore the referred questions because EPO practice in granting patents for computer-implemented inventions hasn't been inconsistent.
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