This is a world wide competition, exhibition, and business event for Computer Implemented Inventions (CIIs), organized by the International Federation of Inventors’ Associations (IFIA) connected international inventions exhibitions.
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that should answer all of your questions.
The term "computer-implemented invention" is not used by computer professionals. It is in fact not in wide use at all. It was introduced by the European Patent Office (EPO) in May 2000 in Appendix 6 of the Trilateral Conference, where it served to legitimate business method patents, so as to bring EPO practise in line with the USA and Japan. Much of the European Commission (CEC) directive proposal is based on wordings from this "Appendix 6". The term "computer-implemented invention" is a programmatic statement. It implies that calculation rules framed in terms of the general-purpose computer are patentable inventions. This implication is in contradiction with Art 52 EPC, according to which algorithms, business methods and programs for computers are not inventions in the sense of patent law.