*Lantana Ltd v Comptroller General of Patents, Design and Trade Marks

Patent – Application. The appellant's patent application in respect of an invention consisting of a computer program was rejected and the judge dismissed the appeal against that decision. The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, in dismissing the appeal, held that the appellant might have overcome the hurdle of achieving a novel and inventive step, but it had not overcome the hurdle of being excluded matter under s 1(2) of the Patents Act 1977.

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