Question: If I have a patent in Australia, do I have a patent in another country?
No, a registered patent is a right granted by jurisdiction.
If you have a patent granted in Australia, you will have an exclusive right to exploit such a patent within Australia. Patent rights in other countries must be obtained by registering the invention within their jurisdiction.
Answered by Lisa Lee
Lisa is a lawyer at LegalVision. She practises in the areas of business and commercial law, intellectual property and contract law. Having previously worked in research and development, Lisa has a strong understanding on issues surrounding protection and commercialisation of intellectual property. She is passionate about arts and technology, and is attuned to issues surrounding e-commerce and online services.
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