ICT (Information and Communications Technology) spans a broad range of computer hardware and software-based services, applications, and technologies often provided over telecommunications networks. Therefore, implementation of ICT inventions can be said to require a computer, a computer network, or another programmable device.
Computer software as such is of course not patentable, but many inventions implemented by computer are, to the extent that they afford a solution to a technical problem. To enable the patentability of Computer-implemented inventions (CIIs) to be assessed, it is vital for them to have technical character.
Cognizant of the importance of this sector, ELZABURU has a team of qualified patent attorneys specialized in ICT matters who can advise on inventions of this kind, in which the dividing line between patentable and non-patentable subject matter can be finer than in other areas of technology.