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Aug 3, 2011

BusinessDay - IT programme not an invention, court told in patent case

STANDARD Bank and MTN yesterday asked the North Gauteng High Court to postpone indefinitely the case of patent infringement brought by IT company 3MFuture Africa. The two listed companies are disputing 3MFuture Africa’s definition of an invention. MTN and Standard Bank relied on a section in the Patents Act which states that anything consisting of a computer programme should not be considered to be an invention.