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Software patents in the United Kingdom when is a computer program not a computer program?

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • United Kingdom
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  • October 16 2008

In Symbian Limited v Comptroller General of Patents 2008 EWCA Civ 1066, the UK Court of Appeal has upheld the High Court’s decision that the UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) was wrong to exclude Symbian’s patent application from patentability

English High Court confirms computer program claims are legitimate

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • February 6 2008

English High Court decision on computer program claims moves the United Kingdom into line with European Patent Offices

No infringement arises from the use of a trade mark within a computer system

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • United Kingdom
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  • January 31 2008

Rx Works Limited v Hunter 2007 EWHC 3061 (Ch) concerned a dispute of the use of the term “vet.local”

Improved search interface is a computer programme “as such”

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • February 28 2008

In the recent case of Autonomy Corporation Limited v The Comptroller General of Patents, Trade Marks and Designs 2008 EWHC 146 (Pat), the Comptroller successfully appealed against an application for a UK patent on the ground that it consisted of a computer program “as such” and a presentation of information

Mandatory telephone recording in the United Kingdom

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • March 25 2008

Financial Services Authority publishes rules on the recording and retention of electronic communications by financial services firms

English High Court clarifies patentability test for software inventions

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • United Kingdom
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  • April 28 2008

The English High Court, acting as appellate court for decisions from the UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO), handed down an important and timely decision clarifying the much-debated test for patentability of computer-implemented inventions and particularly the analysis of when a software invention provides a technical contribution

Symbian more hope for patentability of computer program inventions

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • United Kingdom
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  • April 25 2008

A collective sigh of relief resonated across the computer industry when Mr Justice Patten allowed the appeal in Symbian Ltd v Comptroller-General of Patents 2008 EWHC 518 (Pat) arising from a UK Intellectual Property Office (UK-IPO) decision, refusing to grant a patent for a method of accessing data held in a dynamic link library on the grounds that each of the claims related to a computer program and therefore were not patentable under Section 1(2) of the Patents Act 1977

Privacy issues in targeted internet advertising bad Phorm?

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • United Kingdom
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  • April 25 2008

Three of the UK’s top internet service providers (ISPs), BT, Virgin Media and TalkTalk are considering deploying technology created by Phorm, an American technology company

Unfair Contract Terms National Consumer Council

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • United Kingdom
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  • May 31 2008

The National Consumer Council (NCC) has continued its campaign against onerous terms in IT and user licence agreements (EULAs) with the publication of its findings following a survey conducted last year into B2C software supply

New powers for Information Commissioner’s Office to fine for data protection breaches

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • June 30 2008

The Criminal Justice and Immigration Act received Royal Assent on 8 May 2008