Sam Jones

Demonstrating how software can qualify for a patent through virtual reality

Along with artificial intelligence and blockchain, virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) have long been billed as technologies in development today that have the potential to transform our future. There were some false starts in AR/VR – for example the promise of Google Glass is still yet to be...

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Five key changes in EPO examiner guidelines relating to computer implemented inventions

The EPO released its latest (2018) edition of the Guidelines for Examination on 1 October 2018. This release includes a number of updates in the Computer Implemented Invention (CII) field. We think there are five key points of which applicants should be aware. Distributed computing environments The EPO defines a...

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How hostile is the UK-IPO to computer implemented inventions?

A frequently raised question in UK patent circles is ‘just how hostile is the UK Intellectual Property Office towards computer implemented inventions?’ Opinions within the UK patent profession tend to differ on this point. Some – possibly with particular experience in the financial technology space – hold the opinion that...

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