Patently Obvious? Getting Protective Over Software

Law360, New York (June 5, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Although the U.K. High Court's ruling in Astron Clinica does not open the gate to a U.S.-style approach to the patentability of software, it is a positive and helpful step toward resolving inconsistent approaches across Europe, says Richard Taylor of DLA Piper.

The debate over whether and to what extent it should be possible to patent software and computer-implemented inventions has heated up again following the decision in Astron Clinica and others Applications [2008] EWHC 85 (Pat). This key court decision brought into question how the...
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