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.
Protect your valuable idea to secure your business.
Your intellectual property is what makes your product unique. By lodging a patent application, your patent pending status will establish your claim on your new idea, provide investors with confidence and help deter competitors from copying.
A granted patent provides ownership of an invention for up to 20 years in the countries you choose and provides both monopoly and licensing rights.
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Iterate towards the perfect set of claims that cover your commercial products and delineate your ideas from the prior art.
Prepare and file your patent application
Our team can prepare your patent application and have it filed in any country around the world.
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Work with one of our 14 Australian and New Zealand patent attorneys who specialise in field of your innovation.
We’re focussed on the end game
Our patent analysis and drafting work is informed by our experience in handling IP disputes and enforcement knowledge from our associated IP litigation firm, Interface Legal®. Commercial and licensing experience also plays an important part in drafting comprehensive patent applications and this is informed by our involvement in the FastCircle® group.
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