European software patent roundup

While the impact of Alice on US software patents is still heavily discussed, 2016 has so far not produced any revolutionary software-related decisions by the Boards of Appeal of the…

Are mathematical methods patentable?

The Federal Court of Justice (FCJ)’s Airplane Status decision (BGH X ZB 1/15 — Flugzeugzustand) concerns another item on the list of subject-matters excluded from patent protection “as such”, namely mathematical methods….