Patent claim contested

15th November 2002 at 00:00
A COMPANY'S claim to hold the patent for electronic pupil-attendance technology is invalid, the Department for Education and Skills has told local authorities. It says that Bromcom Computers PLC does not hold the patent for electronic registration equipment and advises schools not to take up a licence from Bromcom for use of other suppliers' equipment.

Subscribe to get access to the content on this page.

If you are already a Tes/ Tes Scotland subscriber please log in with your username or email address to get full access to our back issues, CPD library and membership plus page.

Not a subscriber? Find out more about our subscription offers.
Subscribe now
Existing subscriber?
Enter subscription number


The guide by your side – ensuring you are always up to date with the latest in education.

Get Tes magazine online and delivered to your door. Stay up to date with the latest research, teacher innovation and insight, plus classroom tips and techniques with a Tes magazine subscription.
With a Tes magazine subscription you get exclusive access to our CPD library. Including our New Teachers’ special for NQTS, Ed Tech, How to Get a Job, Trip Planner, Ed Biz Special and all Tes back issues.

Subscribe now