CBR: UK high court victory opens up software patents
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Started by: zoobabzoobab
Date: 04 Feb 2008 16:12
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The decision by Mr Justice Kitchin in the high court on January 25 was also important because it brought the UK IPO closer in line with the legal position of the EPO. Even so, there are discrepencies between European intellectual property law and that of the US and Japan. Justice Kitchin ruled that companies will be eligible for protection if they can prove their programs make a technical contribution, even it they are distributed by computer disk. The IPO has 28 days to lodge an appeal.
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