G1/19 - A Red Card for Simulation?

Event information

G1/19 - A Red Card for Simulation?
Start date Wednesday, June 12, 2019 12:30 PM
End date Wednesday, June 12, 2019 01:30 PM
CPD Points 1.0
Price Non Member £72.00 (Includes £12.00 VAT)
Member £48.00 (Includes £8.00 VAT)
Webinar Information:


For the first time in the history of the EPO, a Board of Appeal (3.5.07) has made a referral to the Enlarged Board of Appeal (T 0489/14; G1/19) concerning the patentability of computer-implemented inventions.  Since T1227/05, simulations of technical systems have generally been considered potentially patentable -  without having to specify an additional (physical) step of manufacturing based on the simulation.  This approach is reflected in the current EPO Guidelines, G II 3.3.2, but  is now called into question by the referral, which doubts whether such a simulation provides a technical effect.  This webinar will review the referring decision and various issues for consideration by the Enlarged Board of Appeal.

Speaker Information:

Simon Davies is chair of the CIPA computer technology committee and has many years of experience working across the full spectrum  of computing, from silicon design processes through to high-level user applications.  He performed research in electrical engineering and high energy astrophysics prior to joining the IBM UK IP department as a patent attorney.   He is currently a consultant for D Young & Co, having formerly been a partner there.