Australia: Change to patent examiners manual creates uncertainty It is a longstanding principle of Australian patent law that determining whether or not a patent application is directed towards patentable subject matter should be done separately to determining issues of novelty and inventive step. 10 days ago However, an amendment to Section. 2 of the Patent Examiners Manual on August 1 last year has expressly recommended that examiners, in assessing patentable subject matter, " consider which features of the claim confer novelty over the prior art".
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IP Australia sees an inequality in the amount of searches examiners have to conduct between patent applications with and without equivalent or quality searches. IP Australia has given examiners extra training and updated its examination manual following a court case over a software patent.
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Designs Examiners' Manual of Practice and Procedure IP Australia IP Australia determines the Australian examination standards (but not the law) which are set out in the The Australian Patent Office Manual of Practice and Procudure, better known as the Australian Patent Examiners Manual. IP Australia has given examiners extra training and updated its examination manual following a court case over a software patent. In December last year the Australian Full Federal Court ruled that an invention by RPL Central for an online tool for collecting evidence of skills and knowledge to meet a recognised qualification standard was not patentable.