Inventive Step

  • Caching security information of a smart card: technical but obvious

    … claim 19. Read the whole decision here: T 1307/11 (Security token cache/ASSA ABLOY) of 14.3.2017 Thanks to Alberto for pointing me to this decision! I invite all readers to let me know of interesting software patent case law that should be discussed here. And as always, for specific questions and requests for advice, email me directly at bastian.best@bardehle.de. This article appeared first on europeansoftwarepatents.com. …

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  • European #softwarepatent roundup 03/16

    …) and the affected escalator components, which according to the Board constitutes technical information and is based on technical considerations. The feature in question was therefore part of the examination of inventive step, but was eventually considered obvious by the Board. Read the full decision (in German) here. New German software patent case law…

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  • European #softwarepatent roundup

    …”) for lack of inventive step. Claim 1 was directed to a method for determining by a challenger a level of trust to put in a digital certificate, the challenger allowing/disallowing a trusted action dependent from a predefined level of trust. Relative to the closest prior art the Board of Appeal identified three differences defined in claim 1, none…

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  • Software patents in Europe: Inventive gambling

    …, having regard to the cited prior art, is not obvious to a person skilled in the art and, therefore, involves an inventive step in the sense of Article 56 EPC 1973. The bottom line If you want to obtain a European software patent for a gambling or other gaming method, keep in mind that the rules of the game per se are not patentable. What can…

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  • Recent EPO Appeal Board Decisions Relating to Computer Implemented Inventions

    … under Chairman AS Clelland reviewed the rejection of EP application 05 003 578 to Japanese Sharp Corporation due to lack of inventive step. This application relates to a portable device such as a mobile telephone having facilities for entering and formatting text. The user is provided with a facility to change format options of text by means…

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  • Recent EPO Appeal Board Decisions Relating to Computer Implemented Inventions

    … under Chairman AS Clelland reviewed the rejection of EP application 05 003 578 to Japanese Sharp Corporation due to lack of inventive step. This application relates to a portable device such as a mobile telephone having facilities for entering and formatting text. The user is provided with a facility to change format options of text by means…

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  • System for Financial Transactions Allowed by EPO Boards of Appeal (T 1051/07)

    … of financial transactions involving a mobile account that, as such, lacks technical character. The application was thus refused due to lack of invention step (Art. 56 EPC) since the difference over prior art cannot contribute to inventive step. Claim 1 under appeal, comprising the features of original claims 1 and 3, reads: A transaction system (100…

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  • Computer Program Claim not Excluded from Patentability under the EPC

    …In decision T 979/06 of 21 September 2010, Technical Board of Appeal 3.5.04 of the EPO had to decide on sufficient disclosure (Art. 123 EPC), clarity (Art. 84 EPC) and inventive step (Art. 56 EPC) of an invention relating to reducing luminance flicker in a video image sequence by means of a computer-implemented method. Claims 1 and 11 of the main request read: 1. A method of reducing…

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