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Court of Appeal reconsiders patentability of computer-related inventions

David Wilson and Christopher Sharp

in Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice

Volume 4, issue 3, pages 146-147
Published in print March 2009 | ISSN: 1747-1532
Published online March 2009 | e-ISSN: 1747-1540 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jiplp/jpn262
Court of Appeal reconsiders patentability of computer-related inventions

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The scope of the exclusions to patentability for computer-related inventions has been a topic of great debate over the past few years, both in the UK and at the European Patent Office. The Court of Appeal recently reconsidered the issue in relation to an invention for accessing data in a computer system, holding that it made a technical contribution and that it was therefore patentable.

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Subjects: Arbitration ; Intellectual Property Law

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