Law reform is hard

Posted by Anton Hughes on Monday, September 29, 2008 with No comments
On the 19th of September, I made a submission to the Advisory Council on Intellectual Property's Review of Patentable Subject Matter. You can read all the submissions, including mine, if you are interested. One thing I hadn't realised is how hard it would be to put a submission together. Not only did I want to put 4 years worth of research into my submission, but I also knew it would be a matter of public record. Further, and this is the really hard bit, it is easy to point out the weaknesses in a legal regime, but actually drafting new legislation to reflect your views is quite difficult.

Definitely a rewarding experience, and has helped me clarify the end position of my thesis.