Patentability of computer-implemented inventions at the EPO
This module examines the patentability requirements, legal basis and other criteria in the field of information technology. In particular, it focuses on patentable and non-patentable subject-matter and on the examination of computer-implemented with respect to the requirements of Art. 52 EPC (exclusion, industrial application, novelty and inventive step). Examples and case law are also provided.
Traditional medicinal knowledge
Patents based on traditional medicinal knowledge are often characterised as bio-piracy, since they use traditional medicinal knowledge and genetic resources. This module looks at the patentability of such inventions, in particular in terms of the concept of novelty.