Infringement of patents for new uses of known drugs: Lessons from recent casesAustralian Intellectual Property Law Bulletin
Date of this Version4-13-2013
Document TypeJournal Article
AbstractIn Australia, a patent may be granted for a new therapeutic use of a known drug, or for new dosage regimes or administrations of known drugs. This article looks at three recent cases where the Federal Court considered what amounts to infringement of these patents. They are infringed only if the medication is prescribed or supplied for the new therapeutic purpose (a new indication), and not if they are prescribed to treat some other condition.
Citation InformationWilliam van Caenegem. "Infringement of patents for new uses of known drugs: Lessons from recent cases" Australian Intellectual Property Law Bulletin (2013) ISSN: 1035-1353
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/w_v_caen/50/