Sunday, November 23, 2014

User Generated Content

An interesting story from England.  A hotel fined a guest for a bad review on TripAdvisor.

See Couple Fined by Hotel for Bad Review

See also this article, that mentions some lawsuits regarding user generated content

Monday, November 10, 2014

Computer Implemented Method Not Patentable Subject Matter in Australia

A unanimous Full Federal Court in Australia today decided that a computer implemented method of creating an investment index is not patentable, on the basis that the substance of the claimed invention – an abstract idea or scheme – was itself not patentable subject matter, and simply implementing that invention via a computer would not render it patentable.

See Research Affiliates LLC v Commissioner of Patents [2014] FCAFC 150

See also this case note.

Many internet related inventions may not be patentable subject matter in Australia as a result of this decision.