Computer-Implemented B2B Information System not Inventive Due to Comvik and Despite TRIPS

Electronic components shops in Guangzhou, CN, supplying local companies Case T 528/07, decided by the EPO’s Technical Board of Appeal 3.5.01 on 27 April 2010 is exceptionally interesting since it relates to not less than three interesting issues, namely the influence of the TRIPS agreement on the EPC, the examination of claims having both technical and non-technical features, and the exclusion of “presentation of information” from patentability according to Art. 52 (1) d EPC. The applicant (Accenture Global Services GmbH) of EP application 02800218 appealed the EPO’s decision that the invented computer system for providing a computer-supported Business-to-Business (B2B) portal is found not inventive over prior art document US 5 893 091 A ...Zum vollständigen Artikel

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