Recent updates

Item amended Date Amended Amended Reason
1.3.8.7 Box VI Certain Documents Cited

Updated to address IIP-90

3.15.3 Existing computerised decisions

no changes made to content workflow resubmitted to effect publication

3.15.2 Substituting computerised decisions

no changes made to content workflow resubmitted to effect publication

3.15.1 Power to Make Computerised Decisions

no changes made to content workflow resubmitted to effect publication

1.4.5 Search Report and Advisory Opinion

Update links to legislation

1.4.6 Further Advisory Opinion

Update links to legislation

1.2.5 Subjects to be Excluded from the Search

Update reference to COG to CEG

1.2.3 Classification and Search Indication

Update link to legislation

1.2.4 Unity of Invention

Update links to legisaltion

1.1.12.8 Refund Due

Update links to legislation

1.1.4.9 Issuing the Invitation to Pay Additional Search Fees

Update links to legislation

1.2.2 Introduction - International Type Searching

Update links to legislation.

1.10.6 Current Status of APO as an RO ISA and IPEA

Updated to address IIP-84

2.4.4.6.3A Grace Period

Updating the PMPP at 2.4.4.6.3A to include relevant case law.

2.4.4.6.3 Grace Period

Updating the PMPP at 2.4.4.6.3 to include relevant case law.

2.23.10.4 Evidence Required to Prove a Clerical Error or Obvious Mistake

Clarified practice relating to the level of evidence required during the assessment of amendments relating to a clerical error or obvious mistake in response to improvement log item IIP-62.

2.1.7.2 Identifying Citations

Amendment is to remove the last sentence of the final note in 2.1.7.2 to reflect the fact that the E category may be accompanied by an X/Y/A.

2.9.2.9 Games and Gaming Machines

Section 2.9.2.9 updated to reflect the recent decisions in Commissioner of Patents v Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Ltd [2021] FCAFC 202 and Repipe Pty Ltd v Commissioner of Patents [2021] FCAFC 223.

2.9.2.7 Computer Implemented Inventions, Schemes and Business Methods

Section 2.9.2.7 updated to reflect the recent decisions in Commissioner of Patents v Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Ltd [2021] FCAFC 202 and Repipe Pty Ltd v Commissioner of Patents [2021] FCAFC 223

2.9.2.1 Legal Principles

Section 2.9.2.1 updated to reflect the recent decisions in Commissioner of Patents v Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Ltd [2021] FCAFC 202 and Repipe Pty Ltd v Commissioner of Patents [2021] FCAFC 223.