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The freedom to tinker: patent law and experimental use

Rimmer, Matthew


This article considers the origins and the development of the defence of experimental use in patent law - the 'freedom to tinker'. It explores the impact of such an exemption upon a number of important industries - such as agriculture, biotechnology and pharmaceutical drugs. This article takes a comparative approach in its analysis of patent law and experimental use. It highlights the competing norms, and lack of harmonisation between a number of jurisdictions, including the United States, the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
Source: Expert Opinion on Therapeutic Patents
DOI: 10.1517/13543776.15.2.167


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