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Hong Kong court sustains sufficiency attack on patent

Peter Leung, Hong Kong


A recent decision invalidating a Hong Kong short-term patent shows that even a patent seemingly taken out as an insurance policy must still be drafted with care

In SNE Engineering v Hsin Chong Construction, the Hong Kong High Court invalidated a patent that failed to adequately disclose the invention to a person skilled in the art.

The dispute involved contractors and subcontractors working on the construction of...


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