Mondaq: United Kingdom: Software Patents: The More Things Change...
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Started by: zoobabzoobab
Date: 25 May 2008 21:56
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However, as illustrated by Kapur, the EPO will generally remain the better forum for obtaining software patents while the "technical contribution" requirement remains good law in the UK. In contrast, current EPO jurisprudence8 allows any claim which involves the use of or is to a piece of hardware however mundane to bypass the Article 52 exclusion and move on to an assessment of inventive step.
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