Many think software patent infringement is difficult or even impossible to detect from the outside. In this video I talk about three ways to ensure that your software patent is enforceable. I also explain why the inherent "fuzzyness" of software inventions is actually an advantage. https://youtu.be/sl3VpGWF-j0 The question came up during a LinkedIn live interview … Continue reading Can you enforce a software patent?
In May 2021, I had the pleasure of being invited to St. Petersburg again (this time only virtually, though) to talk about the "Patentability of Artificial Intelligence Inventions in Europe". For me, one advantage of online conferences is that it’s very easy to make a video recording. On the other hand, I found out that … Continue reading Patenting artificial intelligence in Europe in 2021
I'm beyond excited to announce that my client RobCo has closed a substantial funding round with German deep tech seed investor Freigeist Capital. RobCo was founded in 2020 by Roman Hölzl, Paul Maroldt and Constantin Dresel on the basis of seven years of research at the industry-leading chair for robotics and AI at the Technical … Continue reading Robots for everyone — my client RobCo gets backed by Freigeist 🤗
Yesterday, JUVE Patent published a little news article about me going solo. In case you've missed it: https://www.juve-patent.com/news-and-stories/people-and-business/bardehle-pagenberg-counsel-sets-up-solo-patent-practice/
In the context of starting my own solo patent practice, I thought a lot about which principles should guide my work. Here are the three leading principles I eventually came up with (which even made it to the homepage): Laser-sharp focus: I don’t do trademarks, designs, litigation, nor do I work in a variety of … Continue reading Patent attorney principles
Last week, the Enlarged Board of Appeal finally published its long-awaited decision G1/19 about the patentability of computer simulations. Does it revolutionize the patentability of computer simulations and patents for software in general, as some had hoped? Or is it rather a controlled evolution of the EPO's framework for computer-implemented inventions? To find out I talked to a number of great experts in the field.
Of course, an invention needs to be "novel" to be patentable. But does any difference over the prior art do the trick? Or does there have to be a technically relevant difference? I sat down with Patrick Heckeler to discuss a recent EPO decision involving that question.
What types of inventions in database technology are patentable in Europe? The EPO guidelines will be updated on 1 March 2021 with a new section specifically on database management systems and information retrieval. In this episode I will walk you through the final draft of the new section to see how clear the guidance is.
Basic groundwork today. In this episode we're going through ten EPO Board of Appeal decisions which relate to AI inventions. Topics include technical character, clarity, obviousness and sufficiency of disclosure.
In this (first!) episode of The Best Practice podcast, I'll walk you through the section on AI and machine learning in the EPO’s patent examination guidelines. I'll make the point that they are too restrictive when it comes to patenting AI innovations. At the end of the episode, I'm also sharing some of my best tips for how to draft AI patent applications so that they fulfill what’s in the guidelines.