TheRegister: Intellectual Property Office approves software patent for UK
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Date: 07 May 2009 11:00
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Summary:
The Patents Act says that something cannot be patented if it consists only of a program for a computer. The IPO has historically been stricter in denying software patents than European patent authorities, despite UK law being based on the European Patent Convention, on which the European Patent Office bases its decisions. The US allows software to be patented.
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