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Artful determination : "state of the art" and PCME Ltd v. Goyen COntrols Co. UK Ltd

McBratney, Amanda & Stebbing, Amber (1999) Artful determination : "state of the art" and PCME Ltd v. Goyen COntrols Co. UK Ltd. European Intellectual Property Review, pp. 377-380.

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Abstract

In a recent decision by Mr Justice Laddie, a patent was held anticipated by, inter alia, prior use of a device which fell within the claims of the patent in suit, even though its circuitry was enclosed in resin. The anticipating invention had been "made available to the public" within the terms of section 2 (2) of the Patents Act 1977 because its essential integers would have been revealed by an interesting character, the "skilled forensic engineer".

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ID Code: 33092
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Patent Law, United Kingdom
ISSN: 0142-0461
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > Intellectual Property Law (180115)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Accountancy
Deposited On: 12 Jul 2010 08:33
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2011 03:36

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