[Osia-members] Govt accepts recommendation to abolish innovation patents

Arjen Lentz arjen at lentz.com.au
Wed Aug 30 11:15:58 AEST 2017

Hi Paul, all

----- On 30 Aug, 2017, at 10:36 AM, Paul Foxworthy paul at cohsoft.com.au wrote:
> I was pleased to see the government has accepted the recommendation from the
> Productivity Commission to abolish innovation patents:
> http://www.innovationaus.com/2017/08/Govt-quietly-flags-IP-changes .
> OSIA has campaigned for that for years. including several submissions to the PC,
> so maybe we helped bring it about.

Good. Sometimes tricky to explain these matters to onlookers, but it's worthwhile.

Interesting article you linked to also, with the patent attorney representative sprouting a lot of FUD.

Bringing the Australian system more in line with the EU would be a good thing, which for decades already has checks such as
  "Is the invention non-obvious to an expert in the field?"
which of course does (and should) kill many nonsense claims that just get an okidoki from the USPTO.


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