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

A major judgment on software patents was given by Lord Justice Jacob on 27 October.

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.


Published: 2006-10-27T00:00:00


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