ContractorUK: Ruling ends uncertainty for software developers
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Started by: zoobabzoobab
Date: 13 Oct 2008 10:01
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Summary:
Inventions involving computer programs can now be examined and patented in the UK under a landmark verdict that ends uncertainty for thousands of freelance software developers. In its ruling last week, the Court of Appeal overturned the UK Intellectual Property Office’s refusal to grant Symbian a patent for its ‘novel and inventive computer operating system.’ The European Patent Office, which uses the same framework as the UK IPO, granted the application but the UK office rejected it for being ‘nothing more than a computer program.’
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