UKPO: Ingenico Vs Pendawell: Application under section 72 for revocation of Patent No GB2360867B
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Started by: zoobabzoobab
Date: 23 Nov 2007 17:13
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Summary:
The defendant characterizes these as "technical features". However, while they may be advantages of the invention, they are not achieved by technical means ­which is standard. They are achieved by changing the business process ­ i.e. changing the sequence of steps - in which the terminals are used. The claim is to how a business uses a known system. In Mr Fernando's analogy, it is not the cash register which is being claimed, but the way in which it is used. The contribution falls squarely within the business method exclusion. It also falls within the computer program exclusion given its implementation by means of a computer program.
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