Review of Patentable Subject Matter

The Advisory Council on Intellectual Property (ACIP) has released a paper outlining options for reforming the legal tests for patentable subject matter.

The options proposed by ACIP include modernising or replacing the existing test for patentable subject matter. Some of the options have the intent of allowing researchers and innovators greater clarity and transparency when it comes to ascertaining if their work is patentable.

Written submissions are invited by 13 November 2009.