Enforcement of patents in cloud computing
Computer systems are increasingly arranged with a user device in one location connected over a network (e.g. the internet) to remote computing resources (a server-side).
The user uploads his/her data to the server, where there is greater capacity to process/store it, and results are delivered to the user over the network. This is particularly attractive for users on the move. All they need is a device with a web browser and internet access, the storage and computing being handled remotely ‘in the cloud’.
Patents for inventions in this area may be obtainable but patents are territorial rights and the question arises whether they can be enforced when the user is in one place and the computing resources are elsewhere, in the hands of a different party that may be in a different country. The patent issues are discussed in this briefing from a UK perspective using an illustrative example…
If you are registered and logged in to the site, click on the link below to read the rest of the Taylor Wessing briefing. If not, please register or sign in with your details below.
News from Taylor Wessing
News from The Lawyer
Briefings from Taylor Wessing
Insolvency proceedings were opened in respect of the assets of a German resident; the liquidator then sought to set aside a transaction that had been entered into with a resident of Switzerland.
As of 1 October 2012, transfers of majority shares in a private limited liability company in Slovakia have become more complicated.
Analysis from The Lawyer
The city-state is working hard to become a global wealth management hub, and law firms are gearing up for a prosperous new world
Financial disputes are starting to dominate the English courts as the long-awaited fallout from the downturn finally comes to town