Proposed amendments to Australian patent law: Infringement exemption for experimental use


An exemption to Australian patent infringement is proposed where the predominant purpose of the relevant act is to gain

new knowledge, or to test a principle or supposition regarding a patented invention. Further, the exemption is to apply

irrespective of whether the person undertaking the relevant act had in mind to later commercialise, for example, an

improvement arising from the act, or whether that person was aware of the patent at the time the relevant act was


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