Recent Cases

Watson v The Commissioner of Patents [2020] FCAFC 56 (31 March 2020) (Greenwood, McKerracher and Yates JJ)


INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY – application for leave to appeal – where primary judge dismissed an appeal from a decision of the delegate of the Commissioner of Patents revoking an innovation patent – where alleged invention was a method by which an organisation engages with an innovation service provider to innovate – whether alleged invention is a “manner of manufacture” within the meaning of Statute of Monopolies 1623 (UK) s 6

PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE – application to adduce fresh evidence – application refused