Australia’s patent law is unusual compared to major patent jurisdictions because a failure to disclose the best method of performing an invention is a ground of revocation. This can represent a major hurdle to patent enforcement. Australian courts have shown a willingness to revoke otherwise sound patents on this ground alone, as most recently seen in BlueScope Steel Limited v Dongkuk Steel Mill Co., Ltd (No 2)  FCA 2117. The webinar will cover recent case law and patent office practice regarding best method, including a discussion on what subject matter must be disclosed and the implications for divisional applications.
The duration of this webinar will be approximately 1 hour.