Software and Patents in Europe
by Philip Leith
The computer program exclusion from Article 52 of the European Patent Convention (EPC) proved impossible to uphold as industry moved over to digital technology, and the Boards of Appeal of the European Patent Organisation (EPO) felt emboldened to circumvent the EPC in Vicom by creating the legal fiction of 'technical effect'. This 'engineer's solution' emphasised that prot...more
Paperback, 214 pages
Published April 14th 2011 by Cambridge University Press
(first published November 30th 2007)
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