SIPO appears to ease curbs on software patents
China’s IP office has released new guidelines that include a reduction in restrictions on software patents. Observers say it is not clear how big an effect it will have in practice
China’s State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) has revised its Patent Examination Guidelines to reduce restrictions on software patents.
According to these revisions, patents for “computer programmes alone” will still be prohibited, but China’s position on software-related patents will be...
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