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Reversal of fortune - Full Court decides that an artificial intelligence is not an “inventor”

Australia - April 13 2022 Anthony Selleck reviews today’s decision in Commissioner of Patents v Thaler [2022] FCAFC 62 which reverses an earlier ruling that artificial…

Anthony Selleck

What are the rules around software patents?

Australia, Global - December 10 2020 Software and patents have always had a difficult relationship. Around the world, different rules in different jurisdictions create uncertainty for…

Clarity prevails in recent computer implemented invention decision

Australia - May 22 2020 A series of Federal Court decisions related to computer-implemented inventions had left the patent community with a lack of clarity as to how those…

Software Patentability: Australian Full Court issues long awaited decision and provides glimmer of hope for computer implemented inventions

Australia - September 16 2019 On Friday the Full Bench of the Federal Court issued its long-awaited decision in the appeal in Encompass Corporation Pty Ltd v InfoTrack Pty Ltd…

Nick Mountford

Why Patent Applicants should consider requesting hearings more often

Australia - June 17 2019 The Electrical, IT & Physics team at Griffith Hack are celebrating recent success in the ABB Schweiz AG [2019] APO 27 (7 June 2019) case, which…

Nick Mountford