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G 3/08

Under case number G 3/08, the Enlarged Board of Appeal of the EPO issued on May 12, 2010 an opinion in response to questions referred to it by the President of the European Patent Office (EPO), Alison Brimelow, on October 22, 2008. [1]

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Accenture

Accenture plc is a multinational management consulting, technology services, and outsourcing company.

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Alain Pompidou

Alain Pompidou (born April 5, 1942 in Paris, France) is a French scientist and politician.

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Alison Brimelow

Alison Jane Brimelow CBE (born 1949 European Patent Office web site,. Consulted on 2 July 2007.) is a British civil servant and former chief executive and Comptroller General of the UK Patent Office, now known as the Intellectual Property Office.

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American Intellectual Property Law Association

The American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), headquartered in Arlington County, Virginia, is a national, voluntary bar association constituted primarily of lawyers in private and corporate practice, in government service, and in the academic community, with approximately 14,000 members.

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Amicus curiae

An amicus curiae (literally, friend of the court; plural, amici curiae) is someone who is not a party to a case and offers information that bears on the case, but who has not been solicited by any of the parties to assist a court.

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Appeal

In law, an appeal is the process in which cases are reviewed, where parties request a formal change to an official decision.

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Appeal procedure before the European Patent Office

The European Patent Convention (EPC), the multilateral treaty instituting the legal system according to which European patents are granted, contains provisions allowing a party to appeal a decision issued by a first instance department of the European Patent Office (EPO).

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Apple Inc.

Apple Inc. (commonly known as Apple) is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Cupertino, California, that designs, develops, and sells consumer electronics, computer software, and online services.

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Association for Competitive Technology

The Association for Competitive Technology (ACT) is a trade association representing over 3,000 application software developers and small and mid-sized technology companies in the United States and in Europe.

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BT Group

BT Group plc, trading as BT, is a British multinational telecommunications services company with head offices in London, England, United Kingdom.

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Canonical (company)

Canonical Ltd. is a UK-based privately held computer software company founded (and funded) by South African entrepreneur Mark Shuttleworth to market commercial support and related services for Ubuntu and related projects.

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Case law

Case law is the set of existing rulings which made new interpretations of law and, therefore, can be cited as precedents.

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Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys

The Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA) is the British professional body of patent attorneys.

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CompTIA

The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA), a non-profit trade association, was created in 1982 as the Association of Better Computer Dealers, Inc.

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Computer & Communications Industry Association

The Computer and Communications Industry Association (CCIA) is an advocacy organization based in Washington, DC which represents the computer, Internet, information technology, and telecommunications industries.

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Computing

Computing is any goal-oriented activity requiring, benefiting from, or creating algorithmic processes—e.g. through computers.

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Confederation of European Business

The Confederation of European Business, shortened BUSINESSEUROPE, is a lobby group representing enterprises of all sizes in the European Union (EU) and six non-EU European countries.

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Cornucopia

The cornucopia (from Latin cornu copiae) or horn of plenty is a symbol of abundance and nourishment, commonly a large horn-shaped container overflowing with produce, flowers or nuts.

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Court of Appeal of England and Wales

Her Majesty's Court of Appeal in England, commonly known as the Court of Appeal of England and Wales or, simply, the Court of Appeal, is the second most senior court in the English legal system, with only the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom above it.

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DigitalEurope

DIGITALEUROPE is the European organisation that represents the digital technology industry whose members include and trade associations.

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Donald Knuth

Donald Ervin Knuth (born January 10, 1938) is an American computer scientist, mathematician, and professor emeritus at Stanford University.

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Ericsson

Ericsson (Telefonaktiebolaget L. M. Ericsson) is a Swedish multinational provider of communication technology and services.

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European Patent Institute

The Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office, also known as European Patent Institute (epi), is a professional association of European patent attorneys and an international non-governmental public law corporation.

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European Patent Office

The European Patent Office (EPO) is one of the two organs of the European Patent Organisation (EPOrg), the other being the Administrative Council.

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Foundation for a Free Information Infrastructure

The Foundation for a Free Information Infrastructure (FFII) is a non-profit organisation based in Munich, Germany, dedicated to establishing a free market in information technology, by the removal of barriers to competition.

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Free Software Foundation Europe

The Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) was founded in 2001 to support all aspects of the free software movement in Europe.

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General Electric

General Electric (GE) is an American multinational conglomerate corporation incorporated in New York.

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House of Lords

The House of Lords is the upper house of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

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IBM

International Business Machines Corporation (commonly referred to as IBM) is an American multinational technology and consulting corporation, with headquarters in Armonk, New York.

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Intellectual Property Office (United Kingdom)

The Intellectual Property Office of the United Kingdom (often The IPO) is, since 2 April 2007, the operating name of The Patent Office.

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International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property

The International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property or AIPPI, an acronym for Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriété Intellectuelle in French (formerly International Association for the Protection of Industrial Property), is a non-profit international organisation (NGO) whose members are intellectual property (IP) professionals, academics, owners of intellectual property and others interested in the subject.

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International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys

The International Federation of Industrial Property Attorneys FICPI,, May 2005, Article 1.

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International Technology Law Association

The International Technology Law Association (ITechLaw) is an international association that provides education and networking opportunities for technology professionals and students in the area of technology-related legal issues.

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IPKat

IPKat is a law blog founded in June 2003, and dedicated to intellectual property law (IP) with a focus on European law.

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Irish Free Software Organisation

The Irish Free Software Organisation (or IFSO) is a member organisation based in the Republic of Ireland which works to promote the use of free software in Ireland, and oppose legal or political developments which would interfere with the use or development of Free Software.

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Japan Intellectual Property Association

The Japan Intellectual Property Association (JIPA) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization representing "industries and users of the intellectual property (IP) system".

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Joseph Straus

Joseph Straus (born 1938 in Trieste, Italy Joseph Straus, Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property, Competition and Tax Law web site) is professor of intellectual property law, former director of the Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property, Competition and Tax Law, Munich, Germany, and Chairman of the Managing Board of the Munich Intellectual Property Law Center (MIPLC).

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Legal certainty

Legal certainty is a principle in national and international law which holds that the law must provide those subject to it with the ability to regulate their conduct.

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Licensing Executives Society International

The Licensing Executives Society International, or LES International (LESI, or formally "LES International, Inc."),LESI web site, Consulted on March 21, 2007.

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List of decisions and opinions of the Enlarged Board of Appeal of the European Patent Office

This is a list of decisions and opinions of the Enlarged Board of Appeal of the European Patent Office (EPO) in chronological order of the dates when the decisions or opinions were issued.

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List of decisions of the EPO Boards of Appeal relating to Article 52(2) and (3) EPC

This list provides a guide to decisions of the Boards of Appeal of the European Patent Office (EPO) relating to.

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Microsoft

Microsoft Corporation (commonly referred to as Microsoft) is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Redmond, Washington, that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports and sells computer software, consumer electronics and personal computers and services.

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Official Journal of the European Patent Office

The Official Journal of the European Patent Office is a monthly trilingual publication of the European Patent Office (EPO).

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Orange S.A.

Orange S.A., formerly France Télécom S.A., is a French multinational telecommunications corporation.

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Patent claim

In a patent or patent application, the claims define, in technical terms, the extent, i.e. the scope, of the protection conferred by a patent, or the protection sought in a patent application.

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Patentability

Within the context of a national or multilateral body of law, an invention is patentable if it meets the relevant legal conditions to be granted a patent.

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Peter Messerli

Peter Messerli was Vice-President of the European Patent Office (EPO) and head of the Boards of Appeal of the EPO known as DG3 (Directorate-General, 3, Appeals) from 1996 until his retirement at the end of November 2011.

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Philips

Koninklijke Philips N.V. (Royal Philips, commonly known as Philips) is a Dutch diversified technology company headquartered in Amsterdam with primary divisions focused in the areas of electronics, healthcare and lighting.

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Pirate Party

Pirate Party is a label adopted by political parties in different countries.

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Pitney Bowes

Pitney Bowes Inc. is an American provider of global eCommerce solutions, shipping and mailing products, location intelligence, customer engagement and customer information management solutions.

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Polish Patent Office

The Polish Patent Office (PPO) (Urząd Patentowy Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej (UPRP)) is the patent office of Poland.

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Proposed directive on the patentability of computer-implemented inventions

The Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the patentability of computer-implemented inventions (Commission proposal COM(2002) 92), procedure number 2002/0047 (COD) was a proposal for a European Union (EU) directive aimed to harmonise national patent laws and practices concerning the granting of patents for computer-implemented inventions, provided they meet certain criteria.

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Rapporteur

A rapporteur is a person who is appointed by an organization to report on the proceedings of its meetings.

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Red Hat

Red Hat, Inc. is an American multinational software company providing open-source software products to the enterprise community.

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Robin Jacob

Robert Raphael Hayim "Robin" Jacob (born 26 April 1941), now styled The Rt Hon.

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SAP SE

SAP SE (Systems, Applications & Products in Data Processing) is a German multinational software corporation that makes enterprise software to manage business operations and customer relations.

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Siemens

Siemens AG is a German multinational conglomerate company headquartered in Berlin and Munich.

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Social Science Research Network

The Social Science Research Network (SSRN) is a website devoted to the rapid dissemination of scholarly research in the social sciences and humanities.

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Software patents under the European Patent Convention

The patentability of software, computer programs and computer-implemented inventions under the European Patent Convention (EPC) is the extent to which subject matter in these fields is patentable under the Convention on the Grant of European Patents of October 5, 1973.

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Syllogism

A syllogism (συλλογισμός syllogismos, "conclusion, inference") is a kind of logical argument that applies deductive reasoning to arrive at a conclusion based on two or more propositions that are asserted or assumed to be true.

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T 1173/97

T 1173/97, also known as Computer program product/IBM or simply Computer program product, is a decision of a Technical Board of Appeal of the European Patent Office (EPO), issued on July 1, 1998.

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T 258/03

T 258/03, also known as Auction Method/Hitachi, is a decision of a Technical Board of Appeal of the European Patent Office (EPO), issued on April 21, 2004.

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The New York Times

The New York Times (NYT) is an American daily newspaper, founded and continuously published in New York City since September 18, 1851, by the New York Times Company.

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UNION of European Practitioners in Intellectual Property

The UNION of European Practitioners in Intellectual Property, or UNION-IP, is a European association of practitioners in the field of intellectual property.

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United Kingdom

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain, is a sovereign state in Europe.

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Uwe Scharen

Uwe Scharen (born August 9, 1945, in Rockenau, Germany, Bundesgerichtshof, Pressemitteilung Nr. 163/10 vom 31.8.2010.) is a German jurist.

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Case G3/08, EPO Enlarged Board Referral on Software Patents, EPO Enlarged Board Referral on the Patentability of Programs for Computers, Enlarged Board Referral on Software Patents, Enlarged Board Referral on the Patentability of Programs for Computers, G 0003/08, G3/08.

References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G_3/08

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