BL number
Concerning rights in
Hearing Officer
Mr P Thorpe
Decision date
12 July 2019
Person(s) or Company(s) involved
Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd
Provisions discussed
Patents Act 1977 Section 1(2)
Excluded fields (refused)
Related Decisions


The invention relates to accessing information, which is stored on multiple remote devices. In particular it relates to an aggregate service device, which collects information from remote devices and cloud services, which can then be displayed in the form of file system data using a file manager interface. The aggregate service device also holds an index of data it can retrieve, which can be searched.

The hearing officer concluded that the invention did not provide a technical contribution but was rather a new method of data processing. The application was refused as a computer progam as such.

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