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8.7.3 Full Description; Best Method

Date Published

The general test for full description is outlined in Universal Oil Products v Monsanto (1972) 46 ALJR 658 :

"The specification is sufficient if the patentee makes the nature of his invention, and how to perform it, clear and intelligible to persons having a reasonably competent knowledge of what was known before on the subject to which the patent relates, and having reasonably competent skill in the practical mode of doing what was then known."

See also Patent Gesellschaft AG v Saudi Livestock Transport & Trading Co (1997) 37 IPR 523 at 530.

Amended Reasons

Amended Reason Date Amended
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