Commissioner of Patents v Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Ltd [2021] FCAFC 202 (19 November 2021) (Middleton, Perram and Nicholas JJ)


Catchwords:


PATENTS – manner of manufacture – electronic gaming machines (‘EGMs’) – innovation patent for EGMs and methods for providing feature games – application for leave to appeal from decision of primary judge concluding claims were to a manner of manufacture within the meaning of s 18 of Patents Act 1990 (Cth) – patentability of ‘computer-implemented inventions’ – where primary judge applied a two-stage inquiry for patentability – whether two-stage inquiry correct