Based on our investigation into the recent court and IP Australia decisions on patentability of four Aristocrat software innovation patents, we present three actionable steps in this article for patent attorneys and innovators to reduce subject matter objection risk for software patents from the outset. This article also gives an example of a certified software innovation patent without the subject matter objection raised during certification.
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Establishing a clear understanding of the underlying intellectual property in a business is the first step to understanding its commercial value to the business or third party and how its potential can be maximised. IP audit, valuation and due diligence processes can be conducted on the identifiable IP of any business and we’re ready to assist.
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Distill your intangible assets, such as inventions, brands, trade dress, production techniques, trade secrets (e.g. formulas, methods or processes) into measurable, valuable and manageable forms.
Conduct IP Due Diligence
Conduct due diligence on a company’s IP, its ownership, validity and SWOT for a safer investment, merger or acquisition.
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