01 June 2019: A new 67th volume released in the CEIPI Collection: “Computer-Implemented Inventions: Challenges, Current Practices and Perspectives”, edited by Professor Christophe Geiger and Matthieu Dhenne


The CEIPI is happy to announce the publication of the 67th volume “Computer Implemented Inventions: Challenges, Current Practices and Perspectives” with LexisNexis, in June 2019, edited by Professor Christophe Geiger, Director General and Director of the Research Department of CEIPI, University of Strasbourg and Matthieu Dhenne, Lawyer at the Paris Bar and PhD in Law. 

At the heart of the knowledge economy, the protection of Computer Implemented Inventions is a fascinating yet complex topic in intellectual property law. The exclusion of computer programs from patentable subject-matter by the European Patent Convention renders an assessment of their patentability particularly problematic. Although, numerous decisions have been delivered on this topic by the Boards of Appeal of the European Patent Office, they are not always easy to comprehend; more so because they are sometimes contradictory to decisions delivered by national courts, thereby giving rise to legal uncertainty. In 2005 a proposed EU Directive which aimed at harmonizing national patent laws and practices of Member States was rejected by the European Parliament by an overwhelming majority, yet again demonstrating the sensitivity of this subject. While the demonstration of infringement and the co-existence of patent protection with protection granted to software under copyright law also raise questions, recent developments in US jurisprudence and the resolution of the AIPPI at the Sydney Congress has revived the debate surrounding this topic.

This book amalgamates contributions made at a symposium organized by AACEIPI and the CEIPI on 24 November 2017 (held at the Grand Chamber of the Court of Cassation) with many other fundamental studies on this topic, with the objective of offering a comprehensive understanding on this issue which is critical for both present and future patent law practice.

The book includes the contributions of Nicolas Binctin, Christophe Caron, Sylvain Chatry, Matthieu Dhenne, Christophe Geiger, Alain Girardet, Stuart J.H Graham, Charles de Haas, Benjamin Jean, Martin Köhler, Franck Macrez, Catalina Martinez, Frédéric Pollaud-Dulian, Emmanuel Py, Julien Richaud, Stefan V. Steinbrener, Bertrand Warusfel.

The CEIPI develops an active policy of publication in its own editorial collection, under the direction of Professor Christophe Geiger, Director General and Director of CEIPI Research Department.

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