Patents for software?

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A close look at European and Korean practice

Renaissance Hotel Seoul, 8 April 2014

There are differences in patent practice between Korea and Europe, especially where software-related technologies are concerned. Protecting your innovations is, however, essential in today's business world, so you need to understand the options available and take informed decisions. 

This seminar will look at the on-going debate on intellectual property rights in the software industry. For the software industry, both patents and copyright play a role in protecting intellectual property rights. The primary focus of this seminar will be on patents and the possibilities they offer for protecting software in Europe – under the European Patent Convention - and in Korea.


8 April 2014


13.00 to 17.00 hrs


Universal room
Renaissance Hotel
237 Teheran-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul


English/Korean (with simultaneous interpreting)

Seminar programme - 8 April 2014 - Universal room, Renaissance Hotel, Seoul

13.00 hrs

Getting a European patent - different routes to the same goal

Daniel Shalloe, EPO

13.30 hrs

How to protect software with a patent at the European Patent Office

Sabine Kruspig, EPO

14.15 hrs

Coffee break

14.30 hrs

Pitfalls when applying for a software patent in Europe - an applicant's view

Claudia Schwarz, patent attorney, Stolmar & Partner

15.15 hrs

Software-related patents in Korea

Jongmyun Kim, Korean patent attorney, Stolmar & Partner

16.00 hrs

The role of patents in the Korean ICT industry

Tack Sung Kim, Samsung Electronics

16.45 hrs

Discussion and close


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