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

    … the established COMVIK approach which is summarized nicely in the decision: As set out in decision T 641/00 “Two identities/COMVIK” (OJ EPO 2003, 352), it is only technical features, i.e. those which contribute to the solution of a technical problem by providing a technical effect, that can support the presence of an inventive step. Non…

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  • European #softwarepatent roundup

    … roundup: Executive summary: Cryptography: Improving the level of trust in a digital certificate – not inventive Controlling task execution for multimedia source encoding – not inventive Implementing virtual storage pools – not inventive Mathematics: Validating atomic operations in multiprocessor systems – technical and inventive! Data…

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  • Software patents in Europe: Inventive gambling

    … Inventive step 4.1 The closest prior art is considered to be document D3 which, as discussed above (point 3.2), discloses a secure offline gambling system and method providing an interactive gambling application in which a user interactively provides a sequence of user selections in response to gambling input generated by a random gambling input…

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  • Two interesting Decisions on Patent Eligibility of Software Inventions in the US

    …On the ksnh::law blog, two postings were recently published that comment on interesting decisions of US courts with respect to patent eligibility of software inventions under 35 U.S.C. § 101. The posting "US Patent revoked as being non-technological and unpatentably abstract – But what is the Difference?" comments on the SAP v. Versata case…

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  • Recent EPO Appeal Board Decisions Relating to Computer Implemented Inventions

    … of the mobile telephone. The applicant considered the claimed invention allowable basically for two reasons: formatting options are arranged in only two hierarchical menus, whereas prior art (e.g. an MS Word 97 users guide) requires a user to traverse at least three menu layers before reaching a desired menu, and the invention provides "a simple concept…

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  • Recent EPO Appeal Board Decisions Relating to Computer Implemented Inventions

    … of the mobile telephone. The applicant considered the claimed invention allowable basically for two reasons: formatting options are arranged in only two hierarchical menus, whereas prior art (e.g. an MS Word 97 users guide) requires a user to traverse at least three menu layers before reaching a desired menu, and the invention provides "a simple concept…

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

    … that - simultaneously - solve a technical problem in a non-obvious way. Even though the non-technical context of a teaching is per se regarded as prior art under the adapted problem solution approach and thus may be detrimental to the inventiveness of a business method claim, this hurdle may be overcome by a reasonable level of technical detail, as demonstrated by the present case.…

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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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