8.3 Protection of Patentable Material

  • Research Organisations are reminded that potential patent rights are prejudiced by publication or non-confidential disclosure of the subject matter prior to filing a patent application.
     
  • Publication is now interpreted very broadly and covers everything made available publicly in writing, orally, by use or in any other way before protection is sought.
     

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