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Bundesgerichtshof clarifies software patentability prerequisites: first step towards legal certainty in Europe?

Philipp Ess

in Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice

Volume 5, issue 12, pages 827-829
Published in print December 2010 | ISSN: 1747-1532
Published online December 2010 | e-ISSN: 1747-1540 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jiplp/jpq155
Bundesgerichtshof clarifies software patentability prerequisites: first step towards legal certainty in Europe?

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In two recent decisions the German Federal Supreme Court (Bundesgerichtshof) has made it easier to obtain and enforce software patents. The court both granted a German patent application dealing with a software-related invention and upheld a European patent.

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Subjects: Arbitration ; Intellectual Property Law

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