Innovations are a challenge to current legal solutions. For example, voice biometrics technology may cause a problem for the applicable legal provisions in personal data protection. In Poland the area of personal data protection is regulated under Personal Data Protection Act of 29 August 1997 (Journal of Laws of 2016, item 922)
What is biometrics?
Do you want to take care of something through the hotline of your bank or call centre? Or maybe you already have so much passwords, that you are not able to remember them all? Accounts, passwords, logins, other varied verification processes – taking care of safety becoming time-consuming. But there is a technology, that enables to save your time – it is called voice biometrics.
Software patents – patentability and software protection in the EU and Polish law
The article prepared by KG LEGAL KIEŁTYKA GŁADKOWSKI based in Cracow, Poland, specialising in cross border cases, with focus on new technologies, IT and life science, discusses the practice of software patentability, advantages and risks in patenting software, patenting computer-implemented inventions, EU legislation regarding software patenting, patents for IT start-ups, software patent applications, legal protection for IT ideas, software patents as crucial element for successful commercialisation of the product, patents in the context of free software and open-source software (FOSS), patents for trivial inventions, EPO patent procedure, patents for computer programs in such sectors as medical devices, the automotive sector, communication/media technology as well as the issue of novelty, inventive step and industrial applicability of software patent.
See the link to the article in Polish: http://mojafirma.infor.pl/prawo-autorskie/patent/748726,Ochrona-patentowa-i-prawnoautorska-software-korzysci-i-zagrozenia-zdolnosci-patentowej-software.html
Patentability of software – practical comments on patent protection in IT under the EU and Polish law
The article prepared by KG LEGAL KIEŁTYKA GŁADKOWSKI based in Cracow, Poland, specialising in cross border cases, with focus on new technologies, IT and life science, discusses the possibilities of software patenting, the procedure of patent application in case of software, the concept of Espacenet within the European Patent Office, patent search and examination, patentability of software under Polish law, procedure in case of refusing a patent, the European Patent Convention, Vicom case in computer-related invention case, the so-called further technical effect, programs as machine and software-related patent cases.
See the link to the article in Polish: http://mojafirma.infor.pl/prawo-autorskie/patent/748727,Ochrona-patentowa-i-prawnoautorska-software-przepisy-europejskie-i-polskie-a-orzecznictwo-w-zakresie-patentu-na-oprogramowanie.html
The President of the Polish Patent Office expresses gratitude to Att Jakub Gładkowski, Founding Partner at KG Legal, specialising in IT and new technologies, for his active participation in the part of the programme „Intellectual Property in pharmaceutical-medical sector”, organised by the Polish Patent Office jointly with the Wold Intellectual Property Organisation (WPO).
See below the letter from the Polish Patent Office addressed with a dedication to Attorney Jakub Gładkowski:
“Patent Office The Republic of Poland
President Alicja Adamczak
Warsaw, 8th of September 2016
Mr. Jakub Gładkowski KG LEGAL, Dear Sirs, (…)
On the 17th November 2016 KG LEGAL participated in the Festival of Innovation and Technology in Gliwice, which consisted of two events: International IT fairs and IV International Forum of Innovation. The Festival was organized by Upper Silesian Agency for Entrepreneurship and Development and the Gliwice City Hall.
During the Forum speakers were discussing about the use of new technologies in everyday life and medicine e.g. telemedicine, medical robotics, biomedical engineering.