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Meeting of the ICT Group of EPPC

November 08, 2017

The ICT group of EPPC met on 8 November 2017 the EPO directors in ICT field, and various matters pertaining to issues on eligibility and patentability of ICT applications have been collaboratively discussed.

In particular, epi and EPO discussed eligibility and patentability of mathematical algorithms, GUIs, presentations of information and computer programs. Relevant parts of the Guidelines have been the object of feedback to the EPO by the epi with respect to actual practice. The meeting was concluded with the satisfaction of both parties.

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