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Science and Technology Bulletin - EPO Appeal Board Criticises UK Aerotel/Macrossan Decision Regarding Patentability of Computer Programs and other "Excluded" Subject Matter

13 November 2007
Mayer Brown Newsletter
November 2007 - In its decision in Case T154/04 (Dun Licensing Associates L.P.), a case relating to a patent application entitled "Method of estimating product distribution", the European Patent Office ("EPO") Technical Board of Appeal severely criticised the approach taken by the English Court of Appeal in the Aerotel/Macrossan case.
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