Brazilian IP Office publishes Guidelines for Computer Implemented Inventions (CII)

Recently, the Brazilian IP Office has published a set of guidelines that will help to define the technical examinations are conducted in respect to IP Law no. 9279/96 and with the proceedings of the legal act no. 127/9.

These guidelines are divided into 5 chapters:

-    What is considered as invention;

-    Examples of CII, namely the cases of algorithms, on-board software and text processors;

-    Patent requirements;

-    Structure of a CII application.

The published document will increase the certainty concerning what is or what is not a CII and will allow applicants to produce better applications that will take into account the set guidelines for the patent specification.

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