Software Patent News for March 19th

Software Patent Bits for March 19th:

  • SCRIPTed Conference: Computer Implemented Inventions Workshop [Scripted – UK]
    This event is the idea of Professor Philip Leith, Queen's University Belfast, and it is organised as part of SCRIPT's "Information Technology Law Foresight Fora. The objective of the event is to bring together a small number of practitioners and policymakers from Europe to discuss the current state of case law and practice with regards to computer implemented inventions (CII). There has been a split between UK and EPO case law, and it is hoped that this workshop will explore some of the issues that led to such state of affairs."
  • Software Patents from Another Angle [IPBusinessEdge]
    "[Software] is more like a device than it is a movie. The problem, conceptually, with covering software under copyrights and not patents is that copyright protects expression and not functionality. But what's valuable about software is functionality." says Greenberg Traurig co-managing shareholder and IP attorney Heather Meeker.