EU Software Patents v3.0: The Patent Empire Counter Attack
  • Title: EU Software Patents v3.0: The Patent Empire Counter Attack
  • Speaker: Benjamin Henrion
  • Language: English
  • Keywords: patent, software, democracy, court, case law, EPO, legal
  • Description: Four years ago, the European Parliament has rejected a directive that would have codified the practice to grant software patents by the European Patent Office. Now the President of the EPO has decided to refer the question of software patents to the Enlarged Board of Appeal, in an other attempt to validate the case law developed by the Technical Board of Appeals. Another attempt to create an harmonious interpretation of the Convention is the creation of a central patent court.