Cellular-news: Symbian Legal Appeal Throws UK Software Patents into Confusion
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Started by: zoobabzoobab
Date: 17 Dec 2008 13:34
Number of posts: 1
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Summary:
Following a recent legal appeal by mobile phone OS vendor (and now Nokia subsidiary), Symbian, the UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO) has just issued a practice note relating to software patentability that, according to patent attorneys, still does not bring the UK fully in line with Europe, in spite of a recent court case that suggested the IPO should change its previous practice. The IPO’s latest practice note means that innovators in the computing technology field continue to face a difficult time at home protecting inventions for which the European Patent Office will grant patents, and which the UK Court of Appeal considers should be patentable.
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