UK court offers hope to software patent applicants
The UK Intellectual Property Office could be forced to revise a practice note it issued in November 2006 after the Patents Court last week ruled that it cannot automatically ban the patenting of all computer programs
In the judgment issued on Friday, in an appeal brought to
the Patents Court by four companies against a decision of the
UK IP Office, Mr Justice Kitchin said that the Office was wrong
to reject all patent claims to...
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