WEBINAR: Exploring Software Patentability before the European Patent Office (EPO)

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM CEST

Once upon a time, prior to Alice, the best, most available software protection in the world was available in the United States. Today, with uncertainty surrounding the abstract nature of software, the U.S. has taken a backseat to Europe.

Join Gene Quinn, President & CEO of IPWatchdog, Inc. and noted software patent expert, for this wide-ranging discussion on the patentability of software before the European Patent Office (EPO). Joining Gene will be Mattias Pierrou, a European Patent Attorney and Partner with AWA, who will provide a greater understanding of how to protect your valuable software in Europe.

During this webinar, Gene and Mattias will discuss patenting software before the European Patent Office (EPO) generally, and specifically exploring the inventive step requirement, as well as the requirement that the application includes a description of a technical solution for a technical problem. The discussion will cover important Board of Appeal cases that layout the current standards, including the landmark Comvik case and cases summarising fallacies that applicants tend to use when arguing for inventive step.

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