The patent office of Venezuela is the Servicio Autonomo de Propiedad Intelectual.
Patent office case law
According to a pro-free-software Venezuelan blogger, the patent office of Venezuela doesn't grant software patents. He also mentions that the patent office's computer systems run GNU/Linux, which is usually a positive sign.
Patents are granted based on the law "Ley. Art. 5 LPI.". The definition of patentable subject matter is in "Art.14. LPI" and exceptions to patentability are noted in "Art. 15". Possibly also of interest: Art. 22. LPI.
(Can you help? anyone know where we can link to an online copy of these laws?)
Related pages on en.swpat.org
- (broken link, please help find a replacement) http://www.sapi.gob.ve//content/view/177/1/
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