Patents for Software: Essentials
- Software innovations: the appropriate IP asset
- EU & US: legal framework and current case-law
- Filing strategies: EU vs. US
- Dealing with national differences
- Case studies and drafting exercises
Aims and objectivesComputer-implemented inventions (CII) are now wide-spread. While computer programs are not patentable as such, you can obtain patent protection for technical software. There are however some particularities to consider when drafting patent claims.
The Essentials course teaches you the relevant legal framework and case-law in European and US patent law. Learn how to consider national differences with regard to drafting or enforcement. Case studies and drafting exercises will help you to draft better CII patent claims.
Who should attend?
- Heads of patent and IP departments
- Patent attorneys and lawyers
- EQE candidates
- Research and IT development managers
- Software developers/Product managers
Detailed programme09:00 - 17:00
- Which IP asset is appropriate for which type of software innovation?
- The power of patents for software protection/EPO patent statistics
- Computer program exclusion ‘as such’ vs. technical character
- Arguments for inventive step
- FIRST EXERCISE: a US case at the EPO
- The EPO fallacies
- Wrap up of EPO practice
- Inventiveness and eligibility in US practice
- KSR: the standard for non-obviousness - impact on software
- Abstract ideas: court decisions before and after Alice
- Image file management (technical counter)
- Shortest distance (mathematical optimisation)
- Guide display device (computer games)
- Selective auditing (technical solution for non-technical purpose)
- Infineon: Noise simulation (technical process on its own) vs. non-technical simulation
- Cryptography (technical math)
Sabine gathered long-term experience in the protection of computer related inventions by patents in computing during nearly 25 years (examiner, director) at the EPO. In January 2016 she joined the law firm SCHWARZ + BALDUS in Munich. Sabine is co-author of the German reference book on CII. She has a background in automation technology.
Peter is a European Patent Attorney and founder of Peter Bittner und Partner, ’PATIT - PATents for IT‘ in Walldorf, Germany - seat of SAP headquarters. From 1996 to 2010, Peter was with SAP, from 2001 on as IP portfolio manager. He has more than 15 years of practical experience in protection software innovations. Peter has a background in physics.
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