IAM: Court of Appeal delivers a software patent boost in the UK
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Started by: zoobabzoobab
Date: 08 Oct 2008 16:47
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Summary:
Although the UK is a member of the European Patent Organisation, it has proved harder to get protection for software-related technology here than in other parts of Europe. This has not only applied in terms of UKIPO applications, but also in the enforcement of patents granted by the EPO through the UK courts. It seems that many patent practitioners in the UK believe that not only will the UKIPO now have to liberalise its patenting policy, but that also the courts here will be less likely to overturn EPO-granted patents in the future.
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