Software Patents Get Boost From UK Court

Law360, New York (October 7, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.K. Court of Appeal has handed down a ruling that will likely make it far easier for inventors in the U.K. to secure software patents.

The court handed a victory to technology developer Symbian Ltd. in its battle against the U.K. patent office over a patent involving a program that helps a computer run more smoothly.

In its decision handed down Wednesday, the appeals court said that the types of software patents that improve the speed and reliability of a computer could in fact be...
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