About the author: Vishal Dattani – I’m a trainee trade mark attorney in the Leeds
It is possible to patent computer-implemented inventions at the European Patent Office (EPO). In particular, it is possible to patent computer-implemented inventions (CIIs) which function in the real-world.
Indian patent law requires all patentees to file an annual Statement of Working, by means of a Form 27. This Statement sets out the extent to which the patented invention has been worked (or not) on a commercial scale in India.
In a case of British “David” v. US “Goliath”, Ironburg v. Valve demonstrates the value for UK based companies to pursue a global patent strategy to protect their innovation overseas, particularly those in the gaming industry for which the US is a major market.
A smart IP strategy for your smart devices: attorney Parminder Lally looks at internet of things innovation and IP
UK High Court decision confirms that an artificial intelligence machine cannot be named as an inventor.