NipcLaw: Software Patents: New Guidance from the IPO
Forum » Resources / News picks » NipcLaw: Software Patents: New Guidance from the IPO
Started by: zoobabzoobab
Date: 12 Jan 2009 17:48
Number of posts: 1
rss icon RSS: New posts
Summary:
The Intellectual Property Office had previously recognized inventions that either solve technical problems external to a computer or solve "a technical problem within the computer" as potentially patentable inventions. The sea change of Symbian is that "improving the operation of a computer by solving a problem arising from the way the computer was programmed - for example, a tendency to crash due to conflicting library program calls - can also be regarded as solving "a technical problem within the computer" if it leads to a more reliable computer. Thus, a program that results in a computer running faster or more reliably may be considered to provide a technical contribution even if the invention solely addresses a problem in the programming."
New Post