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Australia and Software Patents

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Australia has traditionally been skeptical of patents. The patent system and in particular its expansion into software and business methods were pushed on Australia by uncontrolled judicial developments and trade treaties with the US. The subject flared up again in 2004 thanks to the AU-US Free Trade Agreement and some new decisions on business methods.

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The debate about the AU-US Free Trade Agreement is documented separately.

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