IAM: The patentability of software and business methods in Europe
Forum » Resources / News picks » IAM: The patentability of software and business methods in Europe
Started by: zoobabzoobab
Date: 19 May 2008 11:36
Number of posts: 1
rss icon RSS: New posts
Summary:
On the one hand, computer-implemented inventions demand significant investment; but on the other, they are extremely easy and cheap to copy. It was thus recognised that such inventions might benefit from patent protection. Meanwhile, the importance of computer-implemented inventions has dramatically increased as a result of the growth of the Internet and e-commerce. Thus, the application to computer programs of patent, copyright or sui generis protection has been hotly debated in Europe in recent years, since computer programs (like business methods) were (and still are) not patentable per se.
New Post