Seafood v Bass – a commonsense approach

In brief: The Full Federal Court has unanimously overturned a controversial decision concerning patent infringement, holding that commonsense should prevail when approaching the construction of patent claims. Ordinary words in claims should be given their plain and ordinary meaning, as a person skilled in the art would understand them. Partner Chris Bird (view CV) and Senior Associate Lester Miller report on a case that will be welcome news to patentees.

 

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