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UK approves Nokia patent for mobile phone software because claimed invention is more than just software

“Software that allows programmers to program a mobile phone system remotely from a computer can be patented because it is more than just a software program, the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) has decided. The decision related to whether UK patent application number GB0424655.9 in the name of Nokia Corporation (Nokia) was excluded from being patented under s.1(2) of the Patents Act 1977 (the Patents Act)1.” Mills & Reeve memo, June 2009 (accessed June 25, 2009).