TheRegister: High Court approves software patents
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Date: 28 Jan 2008 18:32
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Technology firms will be able to patent software programs following a High Court decision on Friday that could see the UK having closer ties with Europe when it comes to the handling of computer-related inventions. The Honourable Mr Justice Kitchin ruled in a case brought by five small UK businesses that the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) was wrongly applying the law by automatically discarding claims for computer programs. [...] Deputy IPO director Andy Bartlett told The Register that the office was "in the process of considering an appeal" against the latest ruling.
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