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The future is digital, but the European patent system was created with physical inventions in mind. Join European patent attorney Bastian Best as he explores the possibilities and limits of the European patent system for digital innovations, sharing his first-hand insights and practical tips along the way.

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The Best Practic‪e‬ Bastian Best

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The future is digital, but the European patent system was created with physical inventions in mind. Join European patent attorney Bastian Best as he explores the possibilities and limits of the European patent system for digital innovations, sharing his first-hand insights and practical tips along the way.

NEW EPISODE EVERY OTHER WEDNESDAY

Watch the video version: youtube.com/bastianbest

    #4 Novelty w/ Patrick Heckeler

    #4 Novelty w/ Patrick Heckeler

    An invention has to be novel to be patentable. But does any difference over the prior art do the job (e.g. a purely aesthetic one) or does it have to be technically relevant? 

    This is a recorded Clubhouse event I hosted with my colleague Patrick Heckeler 👉 https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-patrick-heckeler/  

    Shout-outs go to the panelists who spontaneously made great contributions:

    Martin Wilming 👉 https://www.linkedin.com/in/mwilming/

    Barış Atalay 👉 https://www.linkedin.com/in/bar%C4%B1%C5%9F-atalay-86a14a22/

    Preston Richard 👉 https://www.linkedin.com/in/prestonrichard/

    Next European Software Patents Talk on clubhouse: https://www.joinclubhouse.com/event/mJzA6Rzo

    Watch the video version on YouTube 👉 https://bastianbest.org/podcast



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    LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE

    Article "Checking whether a resource is likely to be available when a corresponding request is serviced: non-technical": https://www.bardehle.com/europeansoftwarepatents/knowledge-base/checking-whether-a-resource-is-likely-to-be-available-when-a-corresponding-request-is-serviced-non-technical/

    T 0552/14 (Queue message/TICKETMASTER): https://www.epo.org/law-practice/case-law-appeals/recent/t140552eu1.html



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    THE EUROPEAN SOFTWARE PATENTS KNOWLEDGE BASE

    Our mission is to provide the busy software patent enthusiast with concise and actionable summaries of virtually all EPO Board of Appeal decisions that concern computer-implemented inventions. NEW ENTRY EVERY TUESDAY: 

    👉  http://www.europeansoftwarepatents.com



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    If you want the announcements and thoughts I don’t post publicly, such as private recordings of my talks and seminars, workshop materials, and the like, get on my private email list:

    👉 http://bit.ly/TheBestPracticeList



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    ABOUT ME

    I’m Bastian Best, a European and German patent attorney who builds patent portfolios for digital innovations. People tell me I’m also an enthusiastic educator, speaker and workshop host. Sharing my knowledge is among my true passions. I work for a global clientele out of my hometown Munich, Germany.

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bastianbest/

    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/bastianbest

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bastianbest/

    BARDEHLE PAGENBERG: https://www.bardehle.com/team/detail/best-bastian.html

    Personal website: http://bastianbest.org/



    *** Needless to say that none of this is legal advice, right? ***

    • 33 Min.
    #3 Patenting database technology: EPO guidelines update

    #3 Patenting database technology: EPO guidelines update

    What types of inventions in database technology are patentable in Europe? The EPO guidelines will be updated on 1 March 2021 with a new section specifically on database management systems and information retrieval. In this episode I will walk you through the final draft of the new section to see how clear the guidance is.

    Watch the video version on YouTube 👉 https://bastianbest.org/podcast

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    LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE

    G-II, 3.6.4 "Database management systems and information retrieval" (Unedited English version for advance information): https://www.epo.org/law-practice/legal-texts/guidelines/guidelines-preview.html

    The two BOA decisions cited in the new section:

    T 1924/17: https://www.bardehle.com/europeansoftwarepatents/knowledge-base/using-a-nosql-data-store-and-an-rdbms-to-provide-performance-improvement-in-a-database-system-technical/

    T 697/17: https://www.bardehle.com/europeansoftwarepatents/knowledge-base/sql-language-extensions-for-modifying-columns-in-a-single-statement-technical/

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    THE EUROPEAN SOFTWARE PATENTS KNOWLEDGE BASE

    Our mission is to provide the busy software patent enthusiast with concise and actionable summaries of virtually all EPO Board of Appeal decisions that concern computer-implemented inventions. NEW ENTRY EVERY TUESDAY: 

    ▶▶▶ http://www.europeansoftwarepatents.com ◀◀◀

    _____________________

    MY PRIVATE EMAIL LIST

    If you want the announcements and thoughts I don’t post publicly, such as private recordings of my talks and seminars, workshop materials, and the like, get on my private email list:

    ▶▶▶ http://bit.ly/TheBestPracticeList ◀◀◀

    ________

    ABOUT ME

    I’m Bastian Best, a European and German patent attorney who builds patent portfolios for digital innovations. People tell me I’m also an enthusiastic educator, speaker and workshop host. Sharing my knowledge is among my true passions. I work for a global clientele out of my hometown Munich, Germany.

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bastianbest/

    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/bastianbest

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bastianbest/

    BARDEHLE PAGENBERG: https://www.bardehle.com/team/detail/best-bastian.html

    Personal website: http://bastianbest.org/



    *** Needless to say that none of this is legal advice, right? ***

    • 30 Min.
    #2 Artificial intelligence patent case law walkthrough

    #2 Artificial intelligence patent case law walkthrough

    Basic groundwork today. We're going through 10 EPO Board of Appeal decisions which relate to AI inventions. Topics include technical character, clarity, obviousness and sufficiency of disclosure.

    Watch the video version on YouTube 👉 https://bastianbest.org/podcast

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    LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE

    1. T 1942/07 of 11.4.2011 https://www.epo.org/law-practice/case-law-appeals/recent/t071942du1.html

    2. T 1355/08 of 11.6.2012 https://www.epo.org/law-practice/case-law-appeals/recent/t081355eu1.html

    3. T 1784/06 (Classification method/COMPTEL) of 21.9.2012 https://www.bardehle.com/europeansoftwarepatents/knowledge-base/method-for-classification-and-linking-data-records/

    4. T 1510/10 (Ranking of live web applications/ERICSSON) of 4.12.2013 https://www.epo.org/law-practice/case-law-appeals/recent/t101510eu1.html

    5. T 1285/10 (Genetic analysis computing system/IRIS BIOTECHNOLOGIES) of 23.5.2014 https://www.epo.org/law-practice/case-law-appeals/recent/t101285eu1.html

    6. T 1358/09 (Classification/BDGB ENTERPRISE SOFTWARE) of 21.11.2014 https://www.bardehle.com/europeansoftwarepatents/knowledge-base/classification-of-text-documents/

    7. T 1286/09 (Image classifier/INTELLECTUAL VENTURES) of 11.6.2015 https://www.bardehle.com/europeansoftwarepatents/knowledge-base/improving-image-classification-by-training-a-semantic-classifier-technical/

    8. T 0022/12 (Spam classification/MICROSOFT) of 16.11.2015 https://www.epo.org/law-practice/case-law-appeals/recent/t120022eu1.html

    9. T 0509/18 of 3.3.2020 https://www.bardehle.com/europeansoftwarepatents/knowledge-base/machine-learning-based-driver-alertness-detection-insufficiently-disclosed/

    10. T 0161/18 (Äquivalenter Aortendruck/ARC SEIBERSDORF) of 12.5.2020 https://www.bardehle.com/europeansoftwarepatents/knowledge-base/training-of-an-artificial-neural-network/ + video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KjFmVlnENek

    ____________________________________________

    THE EUROPEAN SOFTWARE PATENTS KNOWLEDGE BASE

    Our mission is to provide the busy software patent enthusiast with concise and actionable summaries of virtually all EPO Board of Appeal decisions that concern computer-implemented inventions. NEW ENTRY EVERY TUESDAY: 

    ▶▶▶ http://www.europeansoftwarepatents.com ◀◀◀

    _____________________

    MY PRIVATE EMAIL LIST

    If you want the announcements and thoughts I don’t post publicly, such as private recordings of my talks and seminars, workshop materials, and the like, get on my private email list:

    ▶▶▶ http://bit.ly/TheBestPracticeList ◀◀◀

    ________

    ABOUT ME

    I’m Bastian Best, a European and German patent attorney who builds patent portfolios for digital innovations. People tell me I’m also an enthusiastic educator, speaker and workshop host. Sharing my knowledge is among my true passions. I work for a global clientele out of my hometown Munich, Germany.

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bastianbest/

    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/bastianbest

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bastianbest/

    BARDEHLE PAGENBERG: https://www.bardehle.com/team/detail/best-bastian.html

    Personal website: http://bastianbest.org/



    *** Needless to say that none of this is legal advice, right? ***

    • 29 Min.
    Software patent shortcast: T 0683/17

    Software patent shortcast: T 0683/17

    In this case, the Board of Appeal had to decide whether the shifting from a distributed gaming system to a more centralised architecture involves an inventive step. Here are the practical takeaways from the decision T 0683/17 of 3.12.2020 of Technical Board of Appeal 3.4.03.

    👉 More information on europeansoftwarepatents.com

    • 6 Min.
    #1 Patenting AI in the EPO guidelines

    #1 Patenting AI in the EPO guidelines

    Welcome to the very first episode of the podcast! As we go through the section on AI and machine learning in the examination guidelines, I'll tell you why the EPO's current approach is too restrictive when it comes to patenting AI innovations. At the end of the episode, I'm sharing my best tips for how to draft AI patent applications so that they fulfill what’s in the guidelines.

    👉 Watch this episode on YouTube 

    LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE

    ▶ The Guidelines for Examination in the European Patent Office

    ▶ Section 3.3.1 "Artificial intelligence and machine learning" 

    ▶ Software patent basics article

    ▶ The European software patent knowledge base

    ▶ My YouTube video about AI patent enablement

    MY PRIVATE EMAIL LIST

    If you want the announcements and thoughts I don’t post publicly, such as private recordings of my talks and seminars, workshop materials, and the like, get on my private email list:

    ▶▶▶ http://bit.ly/TheBestPracticeList ◀◀◀

    THE EUROPEAN SOFTWARE PATENTS KNOWLEDGE BASE

    Our mission is to provide the busy software patent enthusiast with concise and actionable summaries of virtually all EPO Board of Appeal decisions that concern computer-implemented inventions. NEW ENTRY EVERY TUESDAY: 

    ▶▶▶ http://www.europeansoftwarepatents.com ◀◀◀

    ABOUT ME

    I’m Bastian Best, a European and German patent attorney who builds patent portfolios for digital innovations. People tell me I’m also an enthusiastic educator, speaker and workshop host. Sharing my knowledge is among my true passions. I work for a global clientele out of my hometown Munich, Germany.

    ▶ LinkedIn

    ▶ YouTube

    ▶ Instagram

    ▶ BARDEHLE PAGENBERG

    ▶ Personal website

    *** Needless to say that none of this is legal advice, right? ***

    • 24 Min.
    Software patent shortcast: T 2314/16

    Software patent shortcast: T 2314/16

    In this decision, the board of appeal once more used the concept of the notional business person to draw the line between technical and non-technical features. Here are the practical takeaways from the decision T 2314/16 (Distributing rewards by assigning users to partial advertisement display areas/RAKUTEN) of 7.9.2020 of Technical Board of Appeal 3.5.01.

    👉 More information on europeansoftwarepatents.com

    • 2 Min.

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