E-News No.47

E-News No.47

The current situation around the world on the protection of computer-implemented inventions (CII)

by Thomas Kretschmer, Secretary of the Standing Committee on IT and Internet

The patentability of computer software and computer-implemented inventions has been the subject of a debate among intellectual property users and information technology experts for many years. The AIPPI Standing Committee on Information Technology and Internet has reviewed and explains the current situation in countries like the United States, Japan, Europe (including Germany and the United Kingdom), China, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

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