Journal Article

European Patent Office, Enlarged Board of Appeal, rejects referral on software patents

David Rogers

in Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice

Volume 5, issue 9, pages 618-619
Published in print September 2010 | ISSN: 1747-1532
Published online July 2010 | e-ISSN: 1747-1540 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jiplp/jpq087
European Patent Office, Enlarged Board of Appeal, rejects referral on software patents

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The Enlarged Board of Appeal (‘EBA’) found that none of the questions submitted to it by the President of the EPO were admissible. Nevertheless the EBA took the opportunity to consider in depth the notion of ‘different decisions’ that is at the base of a referral to the EBA; and the role of the Boards in the EPC system.

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Subjects: Arbitration ; Intellectual Property Law

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