[Linux-aus] Review of the Innovation Patent System - submissions due 14 October
daniel.subs at internode.on.net
Mon Oct 10 22:53:08 EST 2011
Of particular mention in the issues paper is:
Computing is a significant technological component of granted innovation
patents. Whilst this may not be surprising given the short commercial life of
information technology products, the negative impacts of software patents on
innovation have been the subject of considerable public debate. It should be
noted that both Japan and Korea exclude computer software from being suitable
subject matter for utility models. A lower innovative threshold for those
patents might be very difficult to justify in the future.
Question 11 – Computing
Should the excluded subject matter for an innovation patent be amended to
include computer software? Why or why not?
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