An ongoing issue in Australian patent law is the extent to which computer-implemented inventions are eligible subject matter for patentability.
Two single-judge Federal Court decisions on this matter have been handed...more
On 30 August 2013, the Federal Court of Australia delivered a judgment on the patentability of computer implemented inventions: RPL Central Pty Ltd v Commissioner of Patents.
In summary, Justice Middleton found claims...more
The patentability of computer implemented inventions in Australia has finally been clarified by the Federal Court. The decision in Research Affiliates provides valuable guidance on how to prepare patent applications for...more