Welcome to the new version of the Patents Manual. Please note there are changes to the numbering and sequence of the chapters and pages in the manual. You are encouraged to take the time to explore and familiarise yourself with this new structure. Licences

Date Published

There are two major types of licences:

  • sole licences: prohibit the patentee granting other licences, but the patentee is allowed to exploit the invention
  • exclusive licences: only the licensee, and persons authorised by him, can exploit the invention.

It is the instrument that creates the exclusive licence, not registration (Vitamins Australia Ltd v Beta-Carotene Industries Pty Ltd (1987) AIPC 90-417 and Grant v Australian Temporary Fencing Pty Ltd [2003] QSC 194).

Amended Reasons

Amended Reason Date Amended
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