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Legal Protection for Computer-Implemented Inventions provides an overview of the current status of computer-implemented inventions in patent law across Europe and major jurisdictions worldwide.
As a result of the incorporation of computer software into countless commercial and industrial products, the patentability of software has become a vital issue in intellectual property law. This book, a hugely practical field research tool with guidance based on case law, examines the major hurdles in each particular country and describes the best practice to be adopted.
The authors describe claim formulation based on actual cases and on principles of computer science in order to show what might or might not be patentable in each jurisdiction.
What’s in this book:-
Clearly showing how enforceable software patent applications can be competitively drafted and how a patent portfolio for computer-implemented inventions can be established in several countries without spending money unnecessarily on problematic examination proceedings, this book covers such issues and topics as the following:-
How this will help you:-
With this incomparable resource, patent attorneys and patent professionals in companies will get a basis for making decisions about the most appropriate jurisdictions in which to file patent applications. This book will be of great value to computer professionals who are affected by the intellectual property protection of software or who are actively involved in the patent protection of software.