IAM: Take patent policy away from lawyers, says Australian government report
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Date: 15 Sep 2008 08:00
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In particular, they identify software and business methods as an issue, and state that large companies are using the patent system to build thickets that effectively keep competitors out of markets. The report then goes on to say that a major problem is that IP has been seen as a legal issue in Australia – and, therefore, one that should be left to IP owners and the legal profession. This approach is flawed, it believes. IP is primarily an economic issue, the report’s authors explain, and it should be viewed as such by the government.
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