Wessels: G3/08 Amicus curiae brief
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Date: 05 May 2009 15:45
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The European Patent Office is an executive organisation, it deals especially with patent applicants, as such, its view of the world may be biased. As an executive organisation, its interpretative powers are very limited. The European Patent Convention excludes computer programs, it is outside the EPO's power to change this. The exclusion of computer programs is a political question. Article 52 was amended to state that inventions in “all fields of technology” are patentable. This change does not effect the exclusion of computer programs, since they are not inventions, according to article 52.2.c.
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