UK denies patent for Policy Tracker; Insurance Tech Biz disappointed.

March 26, 2024
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TLDR:

  • Insurance tech firm unable to patent automated policy tracker software in the UK
  • Computer programs and business methods are not patentable in the UK

An insurance tech firm was recently denied a patent for its automated policy tracker software in the UK. The Intellectual Property Office stated that computer programs and business methods are not eligible for patent protection in the country. This decision has implications for other technology companies looking to patent similar software solutions.

The denial of the patent highlights the limitations in the UK patent system when it comes to protecting certain types of technology. Companies in the insurance tech industry may need to explore other avenues for protecting their software innovations, such as trade secrets or copyright.

Overall, this case serves as a reminder for tech businesses to carefully consider their intellectual property strategy and understand the specific regulations and requirements in each jurisdiction where they operate.


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