EU Patent Office refuses secure booting patent

The European Patent Office refused to grant a software patent on a method of managing booting of secure devices with untrusted software. The decision was appealed successfully and the case was remitted to the Examining Division. Here are the practical takeaways of the decision T 1563/17 (Booting untrusted software) of 7.5.2019:[…]

Don’t read this if you’re an engineer at a company which has a policy that requires employees not read anything about other company’s patents:

https://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=43d29e5b-fac4-4d12-9a3b-d360e730f3cf

https://www.epo.org/law-practice/case-law-appeals/recent/t171563eu1.html

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