EPO Case-Law Update: Software
- Facts from EPO case-law: Patents in Industry 4.0, AI, Blockchain, Smart Manufacturing, Smart Contracts
- International comparison of CII case law
- Practice and case law report: CII, simulation, modelling, abstract concepts, mathematical methods and business procedures
- COMVIK and CardinalCommerce: the ‘notional business person’ in the inventive step assessment
- Sufficient disclosure and clarity - a major hurdle to obtaining a patent
Aims and objectivesThe most important published and unpublished decisions of the Boards of Appeal in the field of computer-implemented inventions will be presented. The panelists will discuss, in particular, the consequences of these decisions on patent practice. The panelists offer the combined experience of one of an Boards of Appeal judge in the field of computer-implemented inventions and one of the leading patent attorneys practicing exclusively in the field of computer-implemented inventions. Thus, an informed and topical presentation of the decisions with a focus on the impact on practice is guaranteed.
Start of the seminar
- Explanation based on current case law of the Boards of Appeal
- How is the technical character of claim features assessed by the Boards of Appeal?
- Two major hurdles to patenting
- What are the special issues? - are there any?
- Take these requirements into account at an early stage of drafting applications in order to make it easier and save costs later
- Use the right claim types
- Business methods
Dr Schwarz is a computer scientist and founding partner of Schwarz + Baldus in Munich, a law firm specialising in software. She is co-author of the German and English standard reference ‘Legal Protection for Computer-Implemented Inventions - A Practical Guide to Software-Related Patents’. Dr Schwarz studied computer science and medical technology at the Technical University of Munich and holds a doctorate in artificial intelligence. She has been dealing with specific patent law issues concerning software protection for more than 20 years.
Dr Glaser was appointed as a member of the Boards of Appeal in January 2017. His Board is responsible for various technical areas related to CII and business methods. Before joining the Boards of Appeal, Dr Glaser was a patent examiner in software engineering, software emulation, virtual machines, etc. He is a computer scientist specialising in pattern recognition and has a doctorate in distributed artificial intelligence.
NL 1012 Amsterdam
Phone: +31 20 62 12 223
Fax: +31 20 62 75 245
Each participant will receive a copy of the latest edition of the standard reference co-authored by our speaker Dr Claudia Schwarz, which is worth €180.
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