Software-enabled Inventions (sei)
New undefined term introduced by a letter from Eicta/Leo Baumann to JURI in 10/2004 into the European debate.
- In our digital era, computer-implemented, or software-enabled, inventions are at the heart of all digital technology and are a very significant force behind innovation in Europe in so many industry sectors, covering healthcare, telecommunications, mobile phones, cars, aviation and consumer electronics.
---> SEI as another word for CII, as another word for Swpat?
- Elimination of the patentability of software-enabled inventions in Europe would severely damage European industry, because these inventions cover more than 2/3 of the existing patent portfolio.
SEI on the Web
- 17 google hits (2004-10-29)
- Most of them related to the recent Eicta Press release
http://www.intellectuk.org/press/news/news_051004_software.asp ---> Eicta associate
Two older reference from 2001 http://www.techlawjournal.com/alert/2001/04/05.asp and http://commdocs.house.gov/committees/judiciary/hju72299.000/hju72299_0.HTM