Prior Use in Australia
Prior Use in Australia

Sect. 119 of the Australian Patents Act 1990 (Cth) (the “Patents Act”) provides a ‘prior use’ defence to patent infringement (for patents granted on applications […]

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Secret Use in Australia
Secret Use in Australia

In essence, “secret use” offends the principle that a patent monopoly is granted in return for disclosure of the invention. A period of secret use […]

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One EU patent
One EU patent

European Union (EU) member states signed an agreement on 4th December 2009 on establishing a single patent for the EU. The conclusions reached at the […]

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Microsoft loses IP case in China
Microsoft loses IP case in China

Microsoft Corp has been ordered by Beijing’s No 1 Intermediate People’s Court to stop selling versions of its Windows operating systems that include fonts designed […]

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