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EPO to address software patentability (full version)

James Nurton, London


EPO President Alison Brimelow has asked the Enlarged Board of Appeal to address four questions about the patentability of computer programs in Europe

She says the Enlarged Board, the highest authority at the EPO, needs to bring clarity to an area where there is perceived to be inconsistency in the Office's interpretation of what is excluded from patentability under Article 52 of the...


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