An empirical study of business method patent applications filed in Australia 2000-2009

McEniery, Benjamin J. (2012) An empirical study of business method patent applications filed in Australia 2000-2009. Intellectual Property Forum, -(89).

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This article sets out the results of an empirical research study into the uses to which the Australian patent system is being put in the early 21st century. The focus of the study is business method patents, which are of interest because they are a controversial class of patent that are thought to differ significantly from the mechanical, chemical and industrial inventions that have traditionally been the mainstay of the patent system. The purpose of the study is to understand what sort of business method patent applications have been lodged in Australia in the first decade of this century and how the patent office is responding to those applications.

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ID Code: 53268
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: patent law, empirical, business method, computer software patents, bilski
ISSN: 0815-2098
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 Ben McEniery
Deposited On: 22 Aug 2012 22:30
Last Modified: 12 Apr 2013 03:43

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