Patent decision

BL number
Concerning rights in
Hearing Officer
Mr P Thorpe
Decision date
13 December 2018
Person(s) or Company(s) involved
Motorola Solutions Inc.
Provisions discussed
Patents Act Section 1(2)
Excluded fields (refused)
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The invention concerned the pursuit of fugitives. More specifically, it related to a computer implemented method of analysing various input data to predict the likely route of the fugitive and then outputting directions to direct pursuit assets, such as the police to capture the fugitive. The Hearing Officer found the invention to be excluded as a computer program and as a method of doing business and therefore refused the application.

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