Some of you might be interested in hearing about a new Australian project that is designed to improve the quality of business method and computer software patents issued in Australia.
The project is called Peer-to-Patent Australia and is found at:
The project allows members of the public to review participating patent applications and nominate prior art references that could be used by the patent office to reject the patents in question.
There is one financial services patent currently under review. It is a "Shared Appreciation Progressive Mortgage" filed by an Australian company called Residex Pty Ltd.