Computer programs can be protected by European patents, provided that they have a technical character (ie, they produce a technical effect) and they involve an inventive step. In this interview, Samuel Denis, European patent attorney, discusses the patentability of software and provides some advice to applicants on how to get their applications in the best possible shape.

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