Patents Act 1990 (Cth)
The latest Part of the Australian Intellectual Property Journal publishes the following articles: “Searching for the silver bullet: How website blocking injunctions are changing online IP enforcement” – Michael Williams and Rebecca Smith; “Another missed opportunity to reform compulsory licensing and Crown use in Australia” – Jane Nielsen, Dianne Nicol, John Liddicoat and Tess Whitton; and “The limitations of the Australian resale royalty scheme and its implications for artists” – Jennifer Kwong.
The latest Part of the Australian Intellectual Property Journal includes the following material: “Repeatability or reproducibility in Australian patent law” – Ben McEniery; “Re-evaluating innocent infringement in Australia: Patent numbers and virtual marking” – Johnathon E Liddicoat; “Trade mark use and misleading advertising in Google AdWords: A comparative analysis of search engine liability in Australia and Europe” – James Alexander Longden; Case Note: Halal Certification Authority Pty Ltd v Scadilone Ltd  FCA 614.
With the forthcoming December 2013 Special Issue of JLM being dedicated to the topic of “regulating the use of human bodily material”, readers might be interested in two articles published in the October 2013 issue of AIPJ. Ella O’Sullivan’s article analyses the patentability of human embryonic stem cells under s 18(2) of the Patents Act ...more
By Dr Charles Lawson* The purpose of this article is to review the meaning of “human beings” as it is used in the Patents Act 1990 (Cth). The analysis demonstrates that the meaning remains uncertain and that appeals to essential characters and taxonomic conceptions of “human beings” are not satisfactory.