Case Law Review – T 505/09



Claimed Subject Matter:

System, method, and computer program product for identifying code development errors.


The invention related to a method for identifying defective program code. In this case, the board considered the extent of the common general knowledge. While certain testing techniques were agreed to form part of the common general knowledge, the board directed that further, and preferably written, evidence was required to demonstrate that certain knowledge was also well known in the specific field of software testing and debugging.

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