CSIRO v BASF Plant Science GmbH [2020] FCA 328

The Federal Court of Australia considered the permissibility of amendments to a patent specification in view of amendments to s 102(1) of the Patents Act 1990 (‘the Act’) under the ‘Raising the Bar’ amendments. This is a first decision relating to this section of the Act (as amended) and it was noted by the Judge that the amendments to s 102(1) were intended to align Australian law with other jurisdictions such as the UK and Europe.