Australia’s Patents Act 1990 defines a patentable invention by reference to concept of “method of manufacture” in the Statute of Monopolies 1623. This article looks at the origins of the Statute of Monopolies and tracesitstransplantation to Australia. It then explores the judicial interpretation in Australia of method of manufacture by reference to attempts to patent medical treatments and DNA.
|Number of pages||12|
|Journal||European Intellectual Property Review|
|Publication status||Published - 2020|