A recent ruling by the EPO on the patentability of software has done little to close the gap between EPO and UK interpretations of the law. Gwilym Roberts and Gareth Fennell explain where that leaves would-be applicants
About 40 years ago, when the founding fathers of the EPO
began considering seriously the wording of a European Patent
Convention, one of the questions they had to consider was what
to do about patenting in the fledgling computer
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