The Australian Government’s Advisory Council on Intellectual Property (ACIP) is performing a review of patentable subject matter. There was a public consultation, but it closed on November 13th. It seems a legislative proposal is being prepared for 2010.

I’ll post more details about what’s happening on Friday. For now, here are some sources of info:

The Australian patent office has also held many consultations this year. None were directly about patentable subject matter, but some of the materials did mention preparation for a legislative proposal.

Change is coming in 2010, so let’s start getting ready now. Related pages on the wiki which could be improved are:

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