Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Ltd v Commissioner of Patents

The High Court has dismissed an appeal from a decision of the Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia relevant to the patentability of computer implemented inventions.  

In Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Ltd v Commissioner of Patents [2022] HCA 29, the High Court dismissed an appeal from a decision of the Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia.

The Commissioner will carefully review the decision and consider its implications.

At this stage, the Commissioner’s practice will remain to consider that a claimed invention will not satisfy the requirements for manner of manufacture in accordance with s 18(1) (a) or s 18(1A) (a) of the Patents Act 1990 if it's merely directed to the implementation of an otherwise unpatentable idea in conventional and well-understood computer technology.

Refer to the High court of Australia's full judgement.

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