Kate Voller

Computer Simulations are Patentable — but which ones?

  The European Patent Office has recently confirmed that computer simulations can be patentable. However, whether or not a simulation is likely to be patentable isn’t always straightforward. This article looks at some of the patentable and non-patentable examples recently provided by the EPO, which should provide some guidance as...

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GJE Review: Simulations

  GJE’s computer technology team have put together a comprehensive collection of content designed to equip your business with insight into simulations and the role intellectual property has in its development.   Computer Simulations: Strategy for Patents Michael Vallance, Sam Jones and Kate Voller have created a practical guide to help...

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Computer Simulations: Strategy for Patents

  The patentability of computer simulations has recently been in the spotlight in Europe. On 10 March 2021, the Enlarged Board of Appeal (which is the highest court of appeal at the EPO) issued its decision in case G 1/19 confirming that computer simulations are patentable at the EPO. This...

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Haptics in the Automotive Sector – Encouraging adoption and maximising returns through patents

There has been a widely-reported growth of new technology and interest in the automotive sector in recent years. We now expect our vehicles to do more than ever before and this trend is forecast to continue. The challenge for manufacturers is how to integrate this new technology and meanwhile provide...

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Getting your IP strategy right: when filing a patent application is not the answer

In a recent UK-IPO hearing, Mr James Powell had his self-drafted patent application refused on the grounds that his invention related to a mathematical method and business method. It was also found that the application lacked sufficient detail and did not disclose the invention clearly and completely enough to be...

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