EPO publishes internal review of software patenting

Following a public consultation in April 2009, the European Patent Offices’s internal “Enlarged Board of Appeal” today published their review of their policy of granting software patents. Early analysis suggests they rubber stamp their current practice.

UPDATE: see newer entry, EPO rules own software patents review inadmissible

The EPO’s related documents:

And some background info on en.swpat.org:

Aside from the content of the opinion, the big question is: does the EPO really have authority to decide this sort of question?