Nokia's mobile phone software is patentable
Written by Paul Bicknell on 10 May 2009« Return to Reading Room
An IPO hearing officer has overruled the examiner's rejection of an application which relates to a method of developing network software applications for use on cell phones.
Previously this type of technology was developed on the phone itself or on a computer. The hearing officer held that there was a technical contribution and that contribution solved a technical problem, and thus was not software within its normal meaning. The hearing officer also held that the software was not a mere "mental act". The cumulative effect of which was that the software was patentable.
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