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Court sets innovation patent threshold

Peter Ollier, Hong Kong


The Australian Federal Court has handed down the first decision clarifying the level of inventiveness needed for an innovation patent. The case is expected to provide a boost to small businesses in the country

The August 13 decision in which the validity of three innovation patents was upheld “will open up patents to a lot of people,” according to Justin Blows, an associate for Griffith Hack in Sydney.

The Australian government introduced...


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