Issue No. 11, March 2019
APAA e-Newsletter

Federal Court Overturns Patent Office – Computer-implemented Invention Patentable!
Simon Reynolds and Ayesha Lee, Spruson & Ferguson (Australia)
The Australian Federal Court has overturned a decision by the Commissioner of Patents in finding that the computer implemented business method in question is for patent eligible subject matter. In doing so, the Federal Court has clarified that the correct approach when assessing patentable subject matter is to consider the combination of integers as claimed, rather than each integer in isolation.


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