Finanz- und Börsenhandelssysteme sind nicht patentierbar (T1602/09)

von Bastian Best

Diese aktuelle Entscheidung vom 26. Juni 2014 ist ein weiteres Beispiel dafür, dass nicht-technische Merkmale einer Innovation keine erfinderische Tätigkeit begründen können. Das gilt auch für elektronische Finanz- und Börsenhandelssysteme, selbst wenn dort (selbstverständlich) technische Gerätschaften zum Einsatz kommen.

Aus der Entscheidung [2.] It is undisputed that a computer system as defined by the first part of claim 1, i.e. essentially a communication network interconnecting a trading system, trader terminals and broker terminals, forms part of the prior art. It is further undisputed that the claimed system differs from such a common trading system by the profile and relationship data identifying the traders as “active traders” or “passive traders” and indicating the traders on behalf of whom the brokers are permitted to trade, further by the means identifying the log-on status, and by the means that permit transmission of trading commands on behalf of active traders only if the respective active trader is logged on to the system (see the claim wording, point III above).[3.] The appellant has formulated the technical problem solved by the invention in the following way: “to provide a computer system in which execution of commands generated by one computer in a network can be prevented simply and easily by users of different computers in the network.” The appellant has stressed, and the Board agrees, that the control on the basis of the log-on status should be regarded as part of the solution, not of the problem.[4.] The appellant’s problem formulation, however, says nothing about why or when commands should be prevented, or what the commands are or who the operators are. These restrictions are however essential since the invention as disclosed only makes sense under the particular (non-technical) conditions that the operators are “active” traders who wish to be able to supervise trading orders given by their brokers ...Zum vollständigen Artikel

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