Yesterday was the first Tuesday in 2020 - time for a new entry in the European software patents knowledge base.This decision is about database technology. Lately, I had several applications get rejected in first instance based on the argument that the invention involves only logical query optimization (=non-technical), which is by design encapsulated from the … Continue reading Patents for database technology
2019 is over. Time for a little #yearinreview2019. Here are 12 things I’ve learned in 2019 that I think are worth pursuing in 2020. Maybe I’ll share more if this is helpful: All progress comes from action.You are free to choose your state of mind.State what you want clearly, you’ll be surprised of the opportunities … Continue reading Happy New Year 2020
Here's a video recording of a talk I gave in April 2019 in Saint Petersburg (Russia). The topic was "IT and software patents in Europe": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=va0iuFsNP0k Also check out the accompanying article in the EUROPEAN SOFTWARE PATENTS knowledge base.
Here's a short video I made for my firm about patents for artificial intelligence: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvHK38WkxUg This one's "vlog style" is probably a bit experimental for serious B2B content, especially for the legal industry. So please let me know what you think!
Here's a short video I made for my firm where I share some takeaways on patenting blockchain: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qKwM1lDEsk Please share if this is helpful for you!
My partner Peter Hess and I wrote an article for cloudmagazin about patent infringement in the cloud and what cloud providers do to help their customers stay safe. If you can read German, you can check out the article on cloudmagazin.com.
I had a great time in Moscow last week at the 2nd International Conference PROTECTION OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS. For the interested, here are the slides of my presentation on "Patents for software and disruptive technologies in Europe".
I was talking about possible blockchain applications for IP registers at the IP Executive Week recently. It’s an event organized by the EPO and EUIPO where management level staff of international IP offices met in Munich to learn about the technological and organizational challenges of the future. For the interested, here are my presentation slides: … Continue reading Blockchain for IP registers This slideshow could not be started. Try refreshing the page or viewing it in another browser.
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As every year, I’ve used the Christmas holidays to update my contribution to Software Patents Worldwide. It’s a comprehensive loose-leaf collection published by Kluwer Law International and provides expert insights and how-to guidance on drafting software patent claims in the world’s key markets. I’ve been co-authoring the chapter on software patents in Germany for four … Continue reading Software Patents Worldwide — Germany chapter hot off the press
Falls Sie sich für den Status Quo der Patentierbarkeit von Software-Erfindungen interessieren, könnten diese Vortragsfolien hilfreich sein. Die Folien entstammen einem Vortrag im Rahmen der IP Akademie, den Stefan Steinbrener und ich am 16. Dezember 2015 gehalten haben. Wir diskutieren dort die ständige Rechtsprechung zu Softwarepatenten in Deutschland, Europa und den USA und führen durch … Continue reading Softwarepatente: Aktuelles aus deutscher, europäischer und US-Rechtsprechung [Vortragsfolien]