Program logic as intellectual property? Decision brings clarity

Intellectual Property / IP & IT

ILO Newsletter, 19. Mai 2014

The Supreme Patent and Trademark Board (SPTB) has clarified the status of program logic under the Utility Model Act. The SPTB concluded that program logic can be protected only if it contains a technical aspect. This means that only new, inventive and industry-related technical software can constitute an invention and thus be protected.


Dr. Ferdinand Graf

LL.M. (NYU) Partner