Decision G 1/19 of the Enlarged Board of Appeal of the EPO published – Article by Dr. Daniel Herrmann and Felix Hermann in epi Information
In the journal of the Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office, BOEHMERT & BOEHMERT German and European Patent Attorneys Dr. Daniel Herrmann and Felix Hermann discuss under the title “G 1/19 released: The Enlarged Board of Appeal decides on the Patenting of Computer-implemented Simulations and Designs” a recent decision of the Enlarged Board of Appeal of the EPO on the patenting of computer-implemented simulations and designs.
The Enlarged Board of Appeal concludes that computer-implemented numerical simulations and designs of a system or process are not to be treated differently from other computer-implemented inventions, thereby rejecting “extreme positions” such as in the reference decision T 0489/14.
In their final assessment of the EPO decision, the authors point out that it will be even more difficult in future for patent applicants to claim and protect a simulation or design process independently of a particular and specific technical input or output or an implied use of the results of the simulation or design process.
Read the full article by Dr. Daniel Herrmann and Felix Hermann here!