The granting of patents for computer implemented inventions (CIIs) has long been a contentious topic in Australian patent law. However, a more settled position appears to have emerged from a series of recent Court decisions. To obtain some evidence-based insight into the examination practice of the Australian Patent Office on CIIs, we have performed an in-depth analysis of Australian patent applications in some of the more contentious patent IPC classes over the past few years.
In this webinar, we will present some of the more interesting findings from this analysis and provide some practical tips on:
- The drafting style now required to mitigate manner of manufacture (patentable subject matter) objections.
- For existing patent applications, prosecution tactics that work, and unsuccessful tactics to avoid.
- How prosecution approaches in different countries might fare under current Australian practice.