Court of Appeal Judgment in Re Macrossan Patent and Aerotel v Telco

October 26, 2006

Lord Justice Jacob has given a major judgment on the patentability of software in this case (Aerotel Ltd v Telco Holdings and others; Re Patent Application GB 0314464.9 In the name of Neal William Macrossan [2006] EWCA Civ 1371), which also covers the exclusion from patentability of business methods. His judgment includes a lengthy appendix analysing the relevant case law. Macrossan’s appeal was dismissed.

For Jason Rix’s article on the case, click here.

The full judgment may be found on Baillii.