Landmark decision regarding the Law of Novelty in Australia

On 4 February 2013, the Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia handed down its decision in Novozymes A/S v Danisco A/S [2013] FCAFC 6. In its decision, the Court upheld an appeal by Shelston IP’s client, Novozymes, from an earlier 2011 decision of Justice Bennett. An aspect of the decision of particular note is the