The Court of Appeals strengthens software patents in the UK

Glyn Wintle, 01 January 1970

The Court of Appeal said today that complex software such as programmes designed to make mobile phones and computers work faster can be patented in the UK. ... As a result of the ruling, developers are likely to find it easier to secure approval from the UK's Intellectual Property Office, which has traditionally been reluctant to grant patents to cover software.
Source: The Times

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