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  • Practical advice for protecting software

    27 March 2015

    In addition to protecting software functionality through obtaining patents, it is also advisable to take the following steps to help deter and or prove copying of your code: • Machine code distribution The distribution only of machine code executed directly by a computer’s processor avoids the need to present higher level code that is more […]

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  • Medical devices left out in the cold

    12 March 2015

    A recent decision from the EPO has confirmed that medical devices cannot be protected using second medical use claims. T773/10 concerns an appeal from an Examination Division decision to refuse a patent application for a dialysis membrane. The membrane itself was known. The applicant was attempting to get patent protection based on its new use […]

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