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New EPO guidelines for database technology

Patenting database technology: EPO guidelines update

What types of inventions in database technology are patentable in Europe? The Guidelines for Examination in the European Patent Office will be updated on 1 March 2021 with a new section specifically on database management systems and information retrieval.In this episode, Bastian will walk you through the final draft of the new section to see how clear the guidance is.

Artificial intelligence patent case law walkthrough

Artificial intelligence patent case law walkthrough

In the second episode of the Best Practice podcast, Bastian walks you through ten EPO Board of Appeal decisions which relate to AI inventions. Topics include technical character, clarity, obviousness and sufficiency of disclosure.

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Patenting AI in the EPO guidelines

In this (very first!) episode of the Best Practice podcast, Bastian walks you through the section on AI and machine learning in the EPO's patent examination guidelines. He makes the point that they are too restrictive when it comes to patenting AI innovations.

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