Patentability of software, study in comparative law: Belgium, The Netherlands, France, the BRD, UK, USA, and the European patent treaty foreword by Professor P. De Vroede, Dean of the Faculty of Law, Bruges, Die Keure, 1985, 446 p.

  • Michel Flamee ((PhD) Student)
  • Paul De Vroede (Promotor)
  • Rene Butzler (Co-promotor)
  • Jan Corbet (Co-promotor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


The European Patent Treaty prohibits patents for software as such. Nevertheless a study of comparative law shows which techniques permit to deliver patents under certain conditions for software.
Date of Award15 Mar 1985
Original languageDutch
SupervisorRene Butzler (Co-promotor), Paul De Vroede (Promotor) & Jan Corbet (Co-promotor)


  • software protection
  • patent law
  • European patent treaty

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