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UKIPO publishes “fudged” software notice (full version)

Eileen McDermott, New York


The UKIPO’s long-awaited practice notice explaining how patent examiners will assess software inventions following the Court of Appeal decision in the Symbian case has been described as “fudged” by a UK patent practitioner

The notice comes two months after software licensing company Symbian scored a victory when the Court agreed with Mr Justice Patten’s March ruling upholding its claim that the UKIPO was wrong to reject its application for a patent for a...


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