[erlang-questions] Best way to do wall time alarms?
Ulf Wiger (TN/EAB)
Wed Jan 24 09:30:21 CET 2007
Bengt Kleberg wrote:
> EPO guidelines 1978: "If the contribution to the known art resides
> solely in a computer program then the subject matter is not
> patentable in whatever manner it may be presented in the claims."
You need to update your signature. ;)
The "New Guidelines":
1. Art 52(2) EPC is a list of non-inventions.
2. The "programs for computers" listed therein are
3. Programs can be patented as such, when they have a
"further technical effect".
4. Practically all programs have a "further technical effect".
The Guidelines for Examination clarify that while a program
is not patentable in itself, what it does is, assuming that
the program actually solves a technical problem and does
something (observably) useful. Then, the concepts embodied
in the program are patentable (barring prior art).
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