Further decision re-opens the door on business method and computer program patents

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Australia's Federal Court has handed down another decision with significant implications for the patentability of business method, software and computer implemented inventions.

In RPL Central Pty Ltd v Commissioner of Patents, Justice Middleton of the Federal Court held that a computer implemented method of gathering information to assess a person's competency against a qualification standard was patentable.

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Topics:  Australia, Computer-Related Inventions, Patents, Software

Published In: Intellectual Property Updates, Science, Computers & Technology Updates

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