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Software-controlled “circumvention” of a problem fails to impress UK Court of Appeal
  • AA Thornton & Co
  • United Kingdom
  • December 16 2014

The UK Court of Appeal has dismissed a software-controlled remote data retrieval solution as lacking a patentable technical contribution, commenting

It all depends on the facts
  • Carpmaels & Ransford LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 3 2014

The UK Court of Appeal recently issued a judgment in an application by Lantana Ltd which provides a useful summary of the tests for excluded subject

Technology newsletter - September edition - Legal news - reported cases
  • Rouse
  • China, European Union, United Kingdom
  • September 15 2014

Parody has been available to European Member States as an optional defence to copyright infringement for over a decade. A recent judgment from the

'Software as such', a further determination of the meaning in the UK
  • Barker Brettell LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 23 2013

As we move further into the information age, more and more technology is implemented using software. However, whether or not a specific software based

Preview 2013 (UK law)
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • January 15 2013

2013 will herald some significant changes to the UK legal arena, notably in the corporate area in relation to executive remuneration and narrative

Apple loses UK tablet design appeal
  • Mewburn Ellis LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 22 2012

The Court of Appeal for England and Wales have upheld the judgements of the High Court (see earlier article here) in relation to Apple’s Community Design registrations for tablet computers

Patentability of computer programs - High Court judgment gives rise to useful examples of a “technical effect”
  • EIP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 31 2012

A further decision in the so-called “smartphone wars” was issued by the High Court recently in relation to a patent dispute between HTC Europe Co Ltd (‘HTC’) and Apple Inc (‘Apple’

General counsel update
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • China, United Kingdom, USA, European Union, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Mongolia, Singapore
  • July 11 2012

This is the thirtieth in our series of general counsel updates which aim to summarise major developments in key areas

Technology annual review of 2011
  • CMS Cameron McKenna
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • February 29 2012

The year began as it meant to go on - with a high profile patent dispute in the mobile phone sector decided in the Court of Appeal

Appeal against exclusion from patentability of software to protect minors online allowed
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • United Kingdom
  • January 12 2012

In relation to the application by Protecting Kids the World Over (PKTWO) 2011 EWHC 2720 (Pat), the High Court of England and Wales has allowed an appeal against a decision of a Hearing Officer that found that an alarm notification system for monitoring inappropriate electronic communications fell within the computer program exclusion