G 3/08

G 3/08

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Under case number G 3/08, the Enlarged Board of Appeal of the EPO issued on May 12, 2010 an opinion in response to questions referred to it by the President of the European Patent Office, Alison Brimelow, on October 22, 2008. The questions subject of the referral related to the patentability of programs for computers under the European Patent Convention and were, according to the President of the EPO, of fundamental importance as they related to the definition of "the limits of patentability in the field of computing." In a 55-page long opinion, the Enlarged Board of Appeal considered the referral to be inadmissible because no divergent decisions had been identified in the referral. The referral had been quoted as relating to the "deeply contentious question about how to assess the patentability of software-related inventions." Alison Brimelow had been reported to have been considering referring the issue to the Enlarged Board of Appeal for almost two years. Some amicus curiae briefs had anticipated that the referral would be considered inadmissible under the legal provisions of the EPC, and in particular Article 112 EPC.show more

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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 3mm | 91g
  • Ject Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135873504
  • 9786135873504