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April deadline set for submissions in EPO software case

James Nurton, London


Interested parties have until the end of April to submit written statements to the EPO’s Enlarged Board of Appeal for the president’s referral on the patentability of computer programs

In October last year, EPO president Alison Brimelow asked the Enlarged Board to address four questions, with the aim of clarifying European patent law on patentable subject matter.

The Enlarged Board set up a seven-person Board to review the questions...


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