If patents for software are important to your business, then this message is also important for you.

The Productivity Commission has released a draft report which it intends to make final. It includes a recommendation that the Australian Patents Act be amended to explicitly exclude software from being patentable.

The Commission believes that software patents do not encourage new, valuable innovation. We suggest you tell them the truth.

Written submissions in reply to the draft can be made here by 3 June 2016.

It is time our Government heard from Australian innovators.