Posts Tagged ‘europe’

EPO rules own software patents review inadmissible

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

An unexpected, good result: after more than a year and a half of review (referral G3/08), the EPO’s Enlarged Board of Appeal has declared that the four questions posed were all inadmissible. The patent office is thus does not have the power to decide for itself whether or not software should be patentable.

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EPO publishes internal review of software patenting

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

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.

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