TheAustralian: Federal Government considers overhauling patent laws
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Date: 27 Sep 2008 19:00
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She agreed the high number of software and business-methods patents meant it was difficult to advise clients on whether they could head off in a particular direction. But she said the willingness to patent in this area reflected the economic rewards to be gained, which were crucial to protect. Mallesons Stephen Jaques partner Scott Bouvier said raising the bar for obtaining a patent in the services field would be a "retrograde step" and would discourage businesses from innovating.
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