Locking away the mysteries of fair basis : Lockwood v Doric in the High Court

McBratney, Amanda (2005) Locking away the mysteries of fair basis : Lockwood v Doric in the High Court. Australian Intellectual Property Law Bulletin, 18(2), pp. 30-32.

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This article updates a previous article on the Lockwood v Doric fair basing case in the Full Court of the Federal Court which was recently appealed to the High Court. The High Court's decision provides a new and welcome level of clarity in this difficult area of patent law. With this new clarity we can finally lock away some of the mysteries that have plagued the area for some time. Already, indications are that Lockwood's guidelines are being usefully applied in the Patent Office and Federal Court.

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ID Code: 33104
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: No
Keywords: Australia, Patent Law, Fair basis
ISSN: 1035-1353
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 21:34
Last Modified: 05 Jan 2011 14:00

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