Patently-O: Paul Cole, Patentability of Computer Software As Such
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Started by: zoobabzoobab
Date: 13 Oct 2008 14:50
Number of posts: 1
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Summary:
The Court of Appeal decision in Symbian obliges the UK Patent Office to take a broader view of what is patentable. Previously the Office considered software patentable only if it either solved a problem in the operation of a computer or produced a new effect outside the computer. For example, an application configured to run more rapidly because it used the computer’s resources more efficiently and economised on the memory would be refused as a computer program “as such”.
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