A recent decision from the High Court gives a boost to those seeking to protect fintech inventions. In Lenovo v UK IPO Comptroller of Patents Mr Justice Birss shows that the UK can be pro patent for business-method and software, provided you know where to look…
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Further discussion on the UK IPO Patent Hearing Officers approach to the question of excluded subject matter.This article looks at one of those decisions in more detail: Hitachi Ltd’s GB patent application relating to a computer-implemented construction site management method.
Much has been said in recent times about the coming of the fourth industrial revolution and its impact, and blockchain will likely form a key part of that revolution. Similarly, there has been a lot of hype and excitement around the implementations of blockchain, from the plethora of cryptocurrencies to registries of the identity of individuals or the ownership of high end goods
Decisions from the UK Intellectual Property Office (UK IPO), ‘Landmark Graphics Corporation’, suggest the UK IPO has been overly strict in applying the law relating to computer related inventions.
Mark Bentall reviews a recent decision to grant a patent relating to a transaction authentication invention and asks who is the notional businessman?
Robert Sackin reports on the latest in the financial services technology sector including the forthcoming movement towards open data.