Top 13 of 2013 — key developments in patent law and a look at what’s coming up in 2014

This year is already shaping up to be a big year in the world of patents, with a number of Full Federal Court decisions due to be handed down on important issues including the patentability of computer software, gene patents and perhaps the long-running Apple v Samsung litigation.

In anticipation of what’s to come, Minter Ellison has taken the opportunity to reflect on and examine what was also a bumper year for patents in Australia. The year saw: the introduction of the Raising the Bar amendments, which fundamentally changed Australian patent law; the courts grappling with the issue of patentable subject matter in the gene and software patent space; ahd the first High Court decision concerning patent law in a decade, which addressed methods of medical treatment and contributory infringement…

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