Software inventions represent, due to the legal boundaries in the patent and utility model law, a matter of their own. On the one hand software inventions which relate to a technical subject-matter can be patented without problem if they are new, involve an inventive step and are susceptible of industrial application. On the other hand a software which for example implements a business method shall not be patentable in the context of the patent and utility model law. Between those boundaries lies a region which requires a thorough examination.

We support and advice you in the decision whether to file a patent or utility model application for a software invention and stand by your side as counsels. Through cooperation with clients having protected their software inventions relating to award-winning multimedia applications, complex data base systems, technical simulation tools and internet payment methods we comprise a broad experience in this area.