Patent Law in Australia Fourth Edition - eBook

Patent Law in Australia Fourth Edition - eBook

By Colin Bodkin

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$295.00* RRP

New Release, 28/06/2024

Code: 9780455503165

Lawbook Co., AUSTRALIA

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Patent Law in Australia Fourth Edition provides an indispensable guide to obtaining, maintaining, enforcing and challenging the validity of patents in Australia.

Balancing both the practical nature of IP Australia processes and in-depth analysis of statute and case law, Patent Law in Australia navigates every aspect of the patenting process, with detailed commentary on the law pertaining to each stage.

Since the last edition published in 2018, there has been steady flow of case law developments enriching patent jurisprudence.  The Fourth Edition is thoroughly updated to reflect this, particularly in relation to the following elements of patent law: 

  • Support and sufficiency

  • Computer-implemented inventions and business methods

  • Inventorship and AI

  • Innovation patents

  • The right to repair patented goods; and

  • Extension of term of patents.

Patent Law in Australia is substantially revised to reflect these developments and continues to provide the most respected and effective guide for patent attorneys, intellectual property lawyers and barristers.

Table of Contents


Table of Contents

Detailed Table of Contents

Table of Cases

Table of Statutes

Chapter 1 — The Australian patents system: An introduction

Chapter 2 — The statutory definition of invention

Chapter 3 — Novelty

Chapter 4 — Inventive step and innovative step

Chapter 5 — The internal requirements for validity

Chapter 6 — Utility

Chapter 7 — Revocation of a patent

Chapter 8 — Who may be granted a patent?

Chapter 9 — Rights of the patentee

Chapter 10 — Licensing and assignment

Chapter 11 — Divisional patents and applications

Chapter 12 — Patents of addition

Chapter 13 — Amendments

Chapter 14 — Patent office proceedings

Chapter 15 — Patent term and extension of term

Chapter 16 — Extensions of time

Chapter 17 — Hearings and appeals

Appendix 1 — The deposit requirements for micro-organisms

Appendix 2 — “Associated technology”

Appendix 3 — Exploitation of an invention by the Crown




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