Last month we wrote about the Full Federal Court’s decision in Commissioner of Patents v Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Ltd  FCAFC 202 (Aristocrat), which concerned the patentability of computer implemented inventions (CIIs).
This month, the Full Court determined another appeal regarding CIIs: Repipe v Commissioner of Patents  FCAFC 223. The decision concerned two patent applications by Repipe Pty Ltd that disclosed systems and methods for providing information to field workers by way of a central computer server connected to a GPS-enabled mobile device (i.e. a smartphone). The applications were treated as the same for all relevant purposes at trial and during the appeal.Read More