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Podcast: The software patents never filed

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Senior reporter Max Walters is joined by Anders Fredriksson and Elmin Tutkur of IP firm Zacco to tackle the controversial topic of software patents

The words ‘software’ and ‘patents’ certainly drum up controversy.

There is a misconception that anything including software is not possible to patent. Further, some attorneys are not comfortable in this area and advise against filing, and some software engineers think patents are evil.

All in all, it’s not a great outlook for intellectual property (IP) owners looking to patent their inventions.

In this podcast, Managing IP is joined by resident experts from IP firm Zacco who delve into some of the biggest talking points in this area.

To what extent are changes in technology shaping filing strategy? How can IP owners ensure an application will be accepted and survive future challenges? How do IP offices vary in their examination approaches? And should applicants patent an invention or keep it secret?

To learn all this and more, check out our podcast by clicking on the link above.


Anders Fredriksson

Anders Fredriksson is a European Patent Attorney and Team Manager of the Digitalisation Team for Zacco Denmark and Germany. His experience in-house and consultancy has given him detailed insight into the successful management and assessment of international patent portfolios, advising on IP strategy, due diligence, litigation and negotiation, alongside his drafting, prosecution and oppositions work.

He is a specialist in computer-implemented inventions, such as artificial intelligence applications, IoT and computer vision technology, but he also works extensively with food processing and packaging innovations.

Elmin Tutkur

Elmin is a European Patent Attorney and a specialist in electrical, communication and software technologies. He has considerable expertise within AI, automotive and computer-implemented inventions.

Elmin often acts as a business partner to clients, advising on IP strategy, the practical uses or commercial viability of their ideas, as well as more general drafting, prosecution, oppositions and litigation assistance. His expertise in European Patent Prosecution often results in requests for his assistance from clients and IP law firms operating beyond Europe’s borders.

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