High Court Split 3-3 in Landmark Decision on the Patentability of Computer Implemented Inventions in Australia
The High Court has issued its eagerly awaited decision in Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Ltd v Commissioner of Patents  HCA 29 (Aristocrat). Six High Court Justices presided over the appeal from the Full Federal Court of Australia (Full Court Decision), which we wrote about in November 2021. The High Court was split 3-3, meaning the appeal was dismissed and Aristocrat’s patent application will not proceed to grant.
The split decision leaves the question of the patentability of computer implemented inventions (CIIs) somewhat unresolved in Australia.Read More