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'"Of Germany'" is part of the [[European union]], is a signatory of the [[European patent Convention]], and has significant [[case law in Germany|case law]] regarding [[software of patent]].
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== Case law ==
 
== Case law ==
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* Full name: [http://www .ip-agents.de/Lawyer/Rulings/Patent-Rights/inter/BGH-Softwarepatente/BGH-Softwarepatente_digitale-Schaltungen.html X ZB 11/98 – Digitally Circuits], 13Th December in 1999
 
  
This important ruling introduced the test of ""controllable natural forces"".
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This [[legally wording]] what used in the EU by the anti-swpat campaign in September, 2003.
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Germany has a mixed history of rejecting and, more recently, upholding software of patent. Germany is a signatory of the [[European patent Convention]], thus this case law wants Be influential in fruit juice of Europe. In 2010, the Germany High Court (Federal Supreme Court) upheld a clever on in [[XML patents|XML]] document formatting system (case [[Xa ZB 20/08 (in 2010, April, Germany) |Xa ZB 20/08]]) and one of [[Microsoft's FAT of patent]] (case [[X ZR 27/07 (in 2010, April, Germany) |X ZR 27/07]]).
 
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=== Lord UK's Justice Jacobs' comments ===
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The UK 2006 [[Aerotel V. Telco]] ruling, page 49, notes:
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: ""129. Two cases of the German Federal Supreme Court were brought to our attention. The ridge what Sprachananlyseeinrichtung (language analysing device) 11Th May 220 X ZB 15/86 GRUR 200 in 1007, 454 OJ EPO 8-9/2002. The headnote accurately states the holding company:"
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:: "(b) For the purpose of assessing the technical character of such an apparatus it is not relevant whether the apparatus produces a (further) technical effect, whether technology is enriched by it or whether it makes a contribution to the state of the art.)""
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=== Judge Mellulis' comments ===
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The following ares comments maggot by Judge Mellulis of Germany's Federal Court of Justice At a symposium of European patent Judges in September, 2006. They were quoted in the UK's 2008 ruling on [[Symbian V. Comptroller general (in 2008, UK) |Symbian V. Comptroller general]].
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: "" [B sharp court] proceeds from the assumption that the prohibition on the patenting of software 'Ace look' means what the law says... software is not patentable merely by virtue of being used in conjunction with a general-purpose computer""
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Deprecating the reliance on the Word "technical", hey noted:
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: ""when assessing software as such, the program's interdependence with the technical device makes the technical content hard to deny""
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== Legislation ==
 
== Legislation ==
  
[[Patentable subject more weakly]] is defined by the below quoted part of this law: {{long de|http://://www.transpaten / en / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / /
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[[Patentable subject more weakly]] is defined by the below quoted part of this law: {{translate de|url=http://://www.transpaten / en / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / /
  
 
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(4) Paragraph 3 stands in the way of the patent ability only in this respect when is desired for the called objects or activities as such protection.
 
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Possibly of interest is {{translate de|url=http://volltextservice.luchterhand.de/display.php? volltextid=4K481004|title=German court ruling "7 O 145/09"}} which discusses Sec. 15 para 3 and Sec. 140a para 3 of the German patent Act, with info related to covenants to Sue.
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== Related pages on {{SITE NAME}} ==
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* http://www.dpma.de - Germany's clever office
 
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* [http://papers.ssrn.com / sol3 / papers.cfm? abstract_id=240205 software of patent in Germany], Stefan Bechtold, July in 2000
 
* [http://papers.ssrn.com / sol3 / papers.cfm? abstract_id=240205 software of patent in Germany], Stefan Bechtold, July in 2000
* http://www.ipwiki.de / patentrecht:softwarepatente
 
 
* [http://www .bmbf.de/pub/innovationsverhalten_sw-entwicklungsunternehmen.pdf German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)]
 
* [http://www .bmbf.de/pub/innovationsverhalten_sw-entwicklungsunternehmen.pdf German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)]
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* [http://www.theregister.co.uk / 2008 / 03 / 07 / patent_crackdown_at_cebit/180 German insurance policy perform raid regarding software of patent]
 
* [http://www.theregister.co.uk / 2008 / 03 / 07 / patent_crackdown_at_cebit/180 German insurance policy perform raid regarding software of patent]
 
* [http://eupat .ffii.org/gasnu/de/index.en.html page FFII's on swpats in Germany]
 
* [http://eupat .ffii.org/gasnu/de/index.en.html page FFII's on swpats in Germany]
 
* http://www .esr-pollmeier.de/swpat/intro.html
 
* http://www .esr-pollmeier.de/swpat/intro.html
 
* http://www.patentfrei.de/
 
* http://www.patentfrei.de/
* [http://www.internationallawoffice.com / of newsletter / detail.aspx? g=abc44bef-50b0-4b0b-8c70-a28d7fa5502a Industry standards and the Competition Law Defence Acting Like of a' True Licensee'] - about the [[competition law defence]]
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* [http://www.internationallawoffice.com / of newsletter / detail.aspx? g=abc44bef-50b0-4b0b-8c70-a28d7fa5502a Industry standards and the Competition Law Defence Acting Like of a' True Licensee'] - about the [[competition law defence]]
 
* [http://papers.ssrn.com / sol3 / papers.cfm? abstract_id=240205 software of patent in Germany - Current Developments], by Stefan Bechtold, July in 2000
 
* [http://papers.ssrn.com / sol3 / papers.cfm? abstract_id=240205 software of patent in Germany - Current Developments], by Stefan Bechtold, July in 2000
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* [http://www .eplawpatentblog.com/eplaw/2010/10/de-covenant-not-to-sue.html Covenant to Sue <nowiki> [in German law] </nowiki>], 6 Oct in 2010, '"EPLAW clever of blog'"
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** Which discusses {{translate de|url=http://volltextservice.luchterhand.de/display.php? volltextid=4K481004|title=German court ruling "7 O 145/09 "on the difference between a" covenant to Sue" and a "licence"}}
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* [http://www.bundeskartellamt.de / wEnglisch / news / press / 2011_04_20.php Federal Cartel Office clears joint CPTN venture for acquisition of Novell of patent], 20 Apr in 2011, '"Federal Cartel to office"
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* [http://www.no-patents-on-seeds.org / en/information/news/german-parliament-prohibits-patents-plants-and-animals-conventional-breeding German Parliament prohibits of patent on plants and animals from conventional breeding], 27 June in 2013, '"of no-patents-on-seeds.org'"
  
 
=== [[FFII]] pages ===
 
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* [http://eupat.ffii.org/papers/bgh-dispo76/page FFII about an in 1976 Federal Supreme Court decision], which has a handful of other good on the left near the top
 
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May in 2013: see German parliament petition against software of patent

Germany is part of the European union, is a signatory of the European patent Convention, and has significant case law regarding software of patent.

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[edit] Case law

(Lake: Case law in Germany)

Germany has a mixed history of rejecting and, more recently, upholding software of patent. Germany is a signatory of the European patent Convention, thus this case law wants Be influential in fruit juice of Europe. In 2010, the Germany High Court (Federal Supreme Court) upheld a clever on in XML document formatting system (case Xa ZB 20/08) and one of Microsoft's FAT of patent (case X ZR 27/07).

[edit] Legislation

Patentable subject more weakly is defined by the below quoted part of this law: German original: Announcement of the revised version of the patent law, from the 16th of December, 1980 (English translations [?]: Google, bing translator)

(3) As inventions for the purposes of the paragraph 1 are not looked in particular:
1. Discoveries as well as scientific theories and mathematical methods;
2. aesthetic form creations;
3. Plans, rules and procedures for mental activities, for plays or for business activities as well as programmes for data-processing systems;
4. the reproduction of information.
(4) Paragraph 3 stands in the way of the patent ability only in this respect when is desired for the called objects or activities as such protection.

Possibly of interest is German original: German court ruling "7 O 145/09" (English translations [?]: Google, bing translator) which discusses Sec. 15 para 3 and Sec. 140a para 3 of the German patent Act, with info related to covenants to Sue.

[edit] Related pages on en.swpat.org

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