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I have some questions regarding what can be patented, uk,

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Hi, I have some questions regarding what can be patented
JA: Where are you? It matters because laws vary by location.
Customer: uk
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Customer: none
JA: Anything else you want the Lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: it's a software method
Submitted: 10 days ago.
Category: Law
Customer: replied 10 days ago.
My main concern is whether it is still patentable since I have already created an app and website disclosing what the app achieves. I'm hoping the method with which the result is achieved is still patentable
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Expert:  Jeremy Aldermartin replied 9 days ago.

Sorry can you clarify your question please, is your question can a software method be patented? Is the software your own or just the method?

Expert:  Jeremy Aldermartin replied 8 days ago.

Hi thank you for your message, I appreciate this is important to you so I will endeavour to give you a quick but clear answer. Please note this is not a chat service so responses may not be instantaneous. Without a further response I can only give a general answer which is that generally methods cannot be patented or protected. If you have come up with a new design you might be able to get design protection but this is not as strong as a patent:

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