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Month: September 2015

Stating the Obvious: Textual Approach to Obviousness

On September 2 2015 the High Court handed down a widely anticipated decision in AstraZeneca AB v Aptoex Pty Ltd.(1) The court unanimously dismissed AstraZeneca’s appeal, holding that AstraZeneca’s patent was invalid because it was obvious and therefore lacked the requisite inventive step within Sections 7(2) and 7(3) of the Patents Act 1990. Facts Compounds known … Read More

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