This article investigates whether European patent law, which is in essence technology neutral, is applied in a specific way to software. It finds that there is a strong domain specificity, which has mainly been caused by differentiated application of the exclusions from patentability. To elucidate this differentiation, the article introduces the concepts of absolute and abstraction exclusions.
|Number of pages||14|
|Journal||Communications Law - Journal of Computer, Media and Telecommunications Law|
|Publication status||Accepted/In press - 2020|
- software patent