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 The rights granted to a patentee are considered personal property. ((s 13(2) ))  The rights granted to a patentee are considered personal property. ((s 13(2) )) 
  
-###​Ownership+### Ownership
 Ownership, within s6 of the *Statute of Monopolies* traditionally referred to the ‘first and true inventor’,​ which included the person who first introduced the invention into the realm. ((E//​dgeberry v Stephens* (1693)// 2 Salk 447)) This definition of ownership is not the case today. Pursuant to the //Patents Act 1990// (Cth), an inventor has a right to apply for a patent, but a person can also acquire rights to an invention. Rights can be acquires through the course of employment or by purchasing the right. ((s 15)) Mere importation is no longer sufficient to apply for a patent. Ownership, within s6 of the *Statute of Monopolies* traditionally referred to the ‘first and true inventor’,​ which included the person who first introduced the invention into the realm. ((E//​dgeberry v Stephens* (1693)// 2 Salk 447)) This definition of ownership is not the case today. Pursuant to the //Patents Act 1990// (Cth), an inventor has a right to apply for a patent, but a person can also acquire rights to an invention. Rights can be acquires through the course of employment or by purchasing the right. ((s 15)) Mere importation is no longer sufficient to apply for a patent.
  
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 ## Ownership and Exploitation:​ Assignment and Licensing ​ ## Ownership and Exploitation:​ Assignment and Licensing ​
  
-###​Assignment+### Assignment
 Patents are considered personal property. ((s 13(2) )) The rights conferred to a patent owner/s are the exclusive rights to exploit the invention.((s 13)) Patents can be bought, sold, traded, assigned or licensed. An assignment must be in writing signed by or on behalf of the assignor and assignee. ((s 14(1) )) A patent may be assigned for a place in, or part of, the patent area. ((s 14(2)) The patent right can be divided up geographically (e.g. in different states in Australia). ​ Patents are considered personal property. ((s 13(2) )) The rights conferred to a patent owner/s are the exclusive rights to exploit the invention.((s 13)) Patents can be bought, sold, traded, assigned or licensed. An assignment must be in writing signed by or on behalf of the assignor and assignee. ((s 14(1) )) A patent may be assigned for a place in, or part of, the patent area. ((s 14(2)) The patent right can be divided up geographically (e.g. in different states in Australia). ​
  
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 The assignment sale of patent right gives the  assignee rights to the patent. Once complete, the assignee owns the patent and the assignor has no residual rights. The details of the assignment must be recorded on the patent register.  ​ The assignment sale of patent right gives the  assignee rights to the patent. Once complete, the assignee owns the patent and the assignor has no residual rights. The details of the assignment must be recorded on the patent register.  ​
  
-###Licenses+### Licenses
 License provide permissions for others to make use of the patent. ​ For patents owned jointly, all co-owners must consent the grant of a licence. ((s 16(1)(c) )) Licences do not need to be in writing (but should be for evidentiary reasons)). Licences should be registered. ((ss 187, 195, 196)) Licences can be contractually supported by consideration and for a particular term or can be bear licences determined by will of the licensor. ​ License provide permissions for others to make use of the patent. ​ For patents owned jointly, all co-owners must consent the grant of a licence. ((s 16(1)(c) )) Licences do not need to be in writing (but should be for evidentiary reasons)). Licences should be registered. ((ss 187, 195, 196)) Licences can be contractually supported by consideration and for a particular term or can be bear licences determined by will of the licensor. ​
  
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-**Video overview by David Taylor on[Commercialisation and licensing of inventions](youtube>EUUHq8PsKSQ).**+**Video overview by David Taylor on[Commercialisation and licensing of inventions](https://​www.youtube.com/​watch?​v=EUUHq8PsKSQ).**
  
  
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 Proceedings must be started within the later of 3 years of the patent being granted, or 6 years from the date of the infringing act.  ((s 120(4) )) Proceedings must be started within the later of 3 years of the patent being granted, or 6 years from the date of the infringing act.  ((s 120(4) ))
  
-###Test for Infringement +### Test for Infringement 
-The test for infringment ​is whether all essential integers (elements) of the patent have been taken - this is a question of fact. ((*Rodi & Wienenberger AG v Henry Showell Ltd*)) A literal interpretation of the patent claims will not always suffice. ((*Populin v HB Nominees Pty Ltd*)) This is known as the 'pith and marrow'​ (purposive) approach.+The test for infringement ​is whether all essential integers (elements) of the patent have been taken - this is a question of fact. ((*Rodi & Wienenberger AG v Henry Showell Ltd*)) A literal interpretation of the patent claims will not always suffice. ((*Populin v HB Nominees Pty Ltd*)) This is known as the 'pith and marrow'​ (purposive) approach.
  
 #### Pith and Marrow  ​ #### Pith and Marrow  ​
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 Section 119B applies to obtaining regulatory approval of non-pharmaceuticals (eg agricultural chemicals, medical devices etc.) Section 119B applies to obtaining regulatory approval of non-pharmaceuticals (eg agricultural chemicals, medical devices etc.)
  
-###​Experimental Use Exemption+### Experimental Use Exemption
  
-Section 119C of the //Act// was introduced with the Raising the Bar amendments. This section outlines experimental use of the patent. ​  +Section 119C of the //Act// was introduced with the Raising the Bar amendments. This section outlines experimental use of the patent.
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-**Video overview by Harry Jobberns on[Experimental use](youtube>​Sa4SLDHj4XI).** ​+
  
 **Video overview by Sophie Williams on[Experimental use](https://​voice.adobe.com/​a/​erG6B).** ​ **Video overview by Sophie Williams on[Experimental use](https://​voice.adobe.com/​a/​erG6B).** ​
  
  
-####Section 119 C+#### Section 119 C
  
 * (1) a person may do an act that would otherwise amount to an infringement of the patent, if the act is done for experimental purposes relating to the subject matter of the invention (scientific research, unfortunately this experimental use exemption is narrow and doesn’t relieve may concerns raised). ​ * (1) a person may do an act that would otherwise amount to an infringement of the patent, if the act is done for experimental purposes relating to the subject matter of the invention (scientific research, unfortunately this experimental use exemption is narrow and doesn’t relieve may concerns raised). ​
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-**Video overview by Jack Longley on[Section 19 certificates ​of validity](youtube>7Z9mED6DEYE).**+**Video overview by Jack Longley on[Section 19 Certificates ​of Validity](https://​www.youtube.com/​watch?​v=7Z9mED6DEYE).** ​
  
  
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