[Linux-aus] Re: Hooks to the AU patent process

Jonathan Oxer jon at ivt.com.au
Fri Aug 6 17:08:01 UTC 2004

On Wed, 2004-08-04 at 13:05, pia at linux.org.au wrote:
> To be honest, if we can't automate it, worst case scenario is a rotating 
> team of people watching the new patents and posting them to linux-aus (or 
> another list), or even better, to a website (with reminders to linux-aus or 
> other) so that people can check them when they can. I guess that have a few 
> teams from different areas would be useful, that way we can bounce different 
> patents to relevant people who may be able to give prior art off the top of 
> their heads.

That sounds like a very worthwhile thing to do. The info is made
available on the IP Australia site but the problem is it can be hard to
sort through, so having a centralised location where people can submit
and discuss relevant patent applications would be very useful for those
without the time / inclination to spend hours working through the IPAus
site. It could also provide some useful media coverage, acting as a
concise reference point that the media and others could be directed to.

Perhaps we need 'www.problempatents.com(.au)'.

Cheers  :-)


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