Like any successful product, legal services require a rare feature to stand out from the competition—a key differentiator. As far as mzb.de is concerned, patenting software is considered an art form. Albeit, the necessity of protection for computer-implemented inventions beyond traditional copyright has been the subject of perpetual public and legal debate. Yet anyone with a background in this field will agree: There is more to a breakthrough software solution than a few lines of source code. These underlying ideas and concepts merit safeguarding as much as any mechanical or chemical invention.
The evolution of case law pertaining to this issue is far from complete. For the time being, protecting software inventions remains a challenge that mzb.de embraces with passion.