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Barely any field of technology is immune from the revolution in information technology that has occurred over the last 25 years. Software can be found as an embedded system in the most prosaic domestic appliance or automotive component. Informatics software tools are available for analysis of results in the chemistry and biochemistry fields. There are also, of course, innumerable computer programs available for controlling and monitoring systems and for many forms of data processing, whether it be in audio or video, business applications, medical applications or computer games and virtual reality.
Patent Offices have struggled to establish clearly which types of computer software should be patentable and which should not, and there are great variations around the world. Our attorneys have been at the forefront of handling patent applications for computer software for over 25 years, and we can help you to navigate the specific requirements of individual countries.
Current examples of our work in this field include assisting clients who produce inventions involving software for signal and imaging processing in industrial and medical applications, software for controlling devices and networks and software in the bioinformatics field.