Patent Eligibility

  • German software patents on graphical user interfaces?

    … Patent applications on new types of GUIs oftentimes run into trouble in Germany because the examiners consider them to be “presentation of information“. As the avid reader will know, the presentation of information is one of the items on the list of subject-matters excluded “as such” from patent protection. In the recent Image Stream decision…

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  • „Software Patents Worldwide“ – Germany chapter #22

    … Flugzeugzustand) are quite interesting, as already reported here. The complete loose-leaf edition of “Software Patents Worldwide” can be ordered at Wolters Kluwer. If you are interested in the Germany chapter, feel free to send us a message. Happy reading! About the author Bastian Best, partner at BARDEHLE PAGENBERG, is a German and European patent…

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  • Good news for software patents in Germany?

    … as such are not patent-eligible) or lack of inventive step (since purely non-technical features are disregarded). Two new decisions of the German Federal Court of Justice, however, might have the potential of giving software patent applicants more room to argue patent-eligibility in Germany. Being in the process of updating the Germany chapter of Software…

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