Repeatability or reproducibility in Australian Patent Law

McEniery, Benjamin J. (2014) Repeatability or reproducibility in Australian Patent Law. Australian Intellectual Property Journal, 25(1), pp. 5-17.

Abstract

This article considers the extent to which a claimed process must be repeatable or reproducible in order to be patentable according to Australian patent law. It asks whether a process must yield identical or near-identical results each time the process is invoked, or if not, what degree of repeatability is required. The question is relevant when considering, among other things, the patentability of some methods of medical treatment and diagnosis, biotechnology inventions and business methods.

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ID Code: 78027
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: patent, law, repeatability, reproducibility, medical treatment, business methods, biotechnology, extrinsic forces, decision making
ISSN: 1038-1635
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > Intellectual Property Law (180115)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Law
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 Ben McEniery
Deposited On: 26 Oct 2014 23:57
Last Modified: 28 Oct 2014 10:39

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