EPO chief's questions could open software patent can of worms and cause greater uncertainty 27 Oct 08
Joff Wild Nearly two years ago now, the UK’s most senior patent judge, Lord Justice Jacob, asked the EPO’s then-president Alain Pompidou a series of questions relating to the patentability of computer programs. There was, Jacob said, real uncertainty as to what the position was under the European Patent Convention and the situation needed clarifying.
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