The company appealed against the rejection of its claim for a patent.
Held: Lewison J said: ‘The manipulation of data stored on a computer (whether on the computer in use or on a remote computer) is unlikely to give rise to a contribution that exists independently of whether it is implemented by a computer’
 EWHC 146 (Pat), (2008) 31(4) IPD 31026,  Info TLR 69,  Bus LR D61, (2008) 31(8) IPD 31052,  FSR 36
England and Wales
Appeal from – Autonomy Corporation Ltd (Patent) IPO 7-Nov-2007
IPO The application relates to a method for generating links related to the content of an active window displayed on a computer screen and for embedding an icon representing these links within, for example, the . .
Cited – Lantana Ltd v The Comptroller General of Patents, Design and Trade Marks CA 13-Nov-2014
The inventor company appealed against rejection of its application for a patent for a computer program.
Held: The appeal failed: ‘on the facts found by the Hearing Officer, the invention is no more than the computerisation of a process which . .
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Updated: 18 May 2022; Ref: scu.264119