'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.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: claim categories for patent applications; sufficient level of abstraction/breadth of the claimed invention; fundamental terms of computing and terminological traps; probability for patents dependent on software application areas; and0- patents in core areas of computing --Back cover.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note
Introduction Basics of computer science and protection of software Patenting software : obstacles and challenges Legal practice on computer-implemented inventions at the EPO Germany United Kingdom France United States of America China Korea Japan India Patent Cooperation Treaty : PCT Unitary patent and Unitary Patent Court Summary : international comparison.
K1519.C6 K78 2017
Available in Other Form
Electronic version: Scharz, Claudia. Legal protection for computer-implemented inventions. [Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands] : Kluwer Law International, 2017
Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands : Kluwer Law International B.V.,