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Computer implemented inventions at the EPO: patent application tips

European law is far from straightforward when it comes to assessing the patentability of computer implemented inventions (CIIs). Over the years, a number of tests and terms have appeared – all of which are interlinked and are easy to misapply. In this guide, we have summarised the law and provide a series of tips for writing a CII patent application so as to put it in the best shape for examination before the European Patent Office (EPO).

This report will be of particular interest to start-ups, spin-outs, inventors, academic institutions, technology transfer departments, SMEs and established companies using computer implemented inventions to drive innovation, as well as anyone with an interest in patent strategy and IP protection.

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This report has been written by European patent attorneys Anton Baker, Alan Boyd, Ben Hunter and Keith Daly. For further information about the contents of this report please contact a member of the D Young & Co electronics, engineering & IT patents team.

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