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10.02.11

Australia at Software Patents Risk

Posted in Australia, Patents at 10:09 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Bull fighting

Summary: The battle against software developers in Australia rages on, most recently with debates over software patents

THERE IS an important new development in the continent of Australia, which has been a key location/battleground involving the patentability of software [1, 2, 3] while trilateral elites seek to take the patent system global, imposing their patent monopoly on every single human on this small planet.

Many patents in the US impede free thought and expression, not creation. The restrictions typically have a 20-year lifespan. According to this new article, “Australia reviews tier-two software patents” and to be more specific:

The Federal Government may consider excluding software from its second-tier patent system to better align Australian patents with those of trading partners like Japan and Korea.

In February, Innovation Minister Kim Carr asked the Advisory Council on Intellectual Property (ACIP) to review the innovation patent system, which replaced the petty patent system almost eleven years ago.

Innovation patents required a lower degree of inventiveness than standard patents but were granted for a maximum of eight years, instead of the standard 20.

In an issues paper released last month (pdf), ACIP raised concerns that the innovation patent system may be incongruous with the intentions of the Government’s ‘Raising The Bar’ reforms.

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We wrote about Korea’s patent situation earlier on and we also showed how Japan pressures China to become a slave of Western (or Japanese) patent monopolies. There is clearly a war of dominance going on and it is waged in the back rooms by people in suits (they are not scientists). We shall write more about Korea in the next post.

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