Symbian Ltd v Comptroller General of Patents – WLR Daily

Posted October 10th, 2008 in computer programs, law reports, patents by sally

Symbian Ltd v Comptroller General of Patents [2008] EWCA Civ 1066; [2008] WLR (D) 310

A patent application concerning a method of accessing data in a dynamic link library in a computing device was not excluded from registration under s 1(2)(c) of the Patents Act 1977 on the ground that it related to a computer program ‘as such’, since it involved a technical contribution to the prior art which would enable computers and related devices to work faster and more reliably.”

WLR Daily, 9th October 2008


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