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 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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