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Brazilian PTO (Instituto Nacional da Propriedade Industrial) published new guidelines for the examination of applications involving computer implemented inventions

In view of the growing technological development and in order to adapt to the new reality, the Brazilian PTO (Instituto Nacional da Propriedade Industrial) published new guidelines for the examination of applications involving computer implemented inventions.

Ordinance No. 411/2020, which came into force at the beginning of 2021, addresses several aspects regarding the appropriate form of claiming an invention implemented in a computer, avoiding compliance with the prohibitions established by Art. 10 of the IP Law.

Our team is reviewing the guidelines and will prepare a summary highlighting the most important issues shortly.

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