Bailli: Symbian Ltd v Comptroller General of Patents [2008] EWCA Civ 1066 (08 October 2008)
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Date: 08 Oct 2008 15:41
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Summary:
He allowed an appeal by Symbian Ltd against the Comptroller's decision refusing UK Patent Application No GB 0325145.1 ("the Application"), on the ground that the alleged invention was excluded from patentability by section 1(2) of the Patents Act 1977. The issue raised on this appeal requires us to consider the reach of the exclusion of "programs for computers" from patentable inventions, a topic which is inherently difficult and on which there is apparently inconsistent authority domestically and in the European Patent Office ("EPO").
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