Sarah Couper

Sarah Couper

Freehills Patent Attorneys

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Bowman v Monsanto in an Australian context

Most will be aware by now of the recent US Supreme Court decision, Bowman v Monsanto Co.,569 US (2013). One question that remains is what would have been the outcome if like facts had arisen in Australia and were considered...more

6/23/2014 - Bowman v Monsanto Genetically Engineered Seed Monsanto Patent Exhaustion Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patents SCOTUS

Update - Protecting Plant Varieties In Australia And New Zealand

Recently we provided a summary of key elements of protecting plant varieties in Australia and New Zealand. In this summary we highlighted that plant breeders could seek dual protection under both Patents and Plant Breeder’s...more

9/23/2013 - Australia New Zealand Patent-Eligible Subject Matter Patents

Protecting Plant Varieties In Australia And New Zealand

Although the Plant Breeder’s Right system provides protection of propagating or reproductive material of a new plant variety, this can often provide insufficient protection to the plant breeder. Fortunately, Australia and New...more

3/1/2013 - Plant Patents

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