Possibly the most important intellectual property decision of last year from the point of view of British business will be the Court of Appeal's decision in Symbian Ltd v Comptroller General of Patents  EWCA Civ 1066 (8 Oct 2008). The commercial significance of the CA's decision is that it opens the way for patents for at least some software implemented technologies in the UK.
On 30 Oct 2008 the judges of the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (sitting en banc) upheld the decision of the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences refusing a patent for a method of hedging risk in the field of commodities trading in Re Bilski.
These two decisions in the same month appear to have shrunk the Atlantic so far as software and business method protection for the services sector is concerned. This seminar considers the practical effect of those two decisions from the point of view of suppliers, users, and their professional advisers.
Speakers include Julyan Elbro of the IP Office, Jane Lambert of NIPC, Robin Bartle of WP Thompson and many more.
Thanks to generous sponsorship from Kirwans we can offer this talk at £25 + VAT per head.
CPD 2.5 hours points..
Official Website: http://nipc-training.co.uk
Added by Jane Lambert on February 6, 2009