Victorian Presentation

De minimis: Patent infringement and relief

Numbers strictly limited – book early to avoid disappointment

DATE: Thursday, 5 August 2021
TIME: 12.30 pm        arrival for a 1.00pm Live and Virtual Presentation

A light lunch will be served

VENUE: MinterEllison
Collins Arch
Level 20, 447 Collins Street

De minimis: Patent infringement and relief

Tom Cordiner QC will discuss how de minimis patent infringement might affect a finding of infringement or the granting of injunctive relief. Where an alleged infringer’s otherwise lawful conduct involves use of a patented product or process only a small proportion of the time, will there be an “exploitation“ of the claimed invention as a matter of statutory construction, or according to a proper construction of the patent? If so, is injunctive relief appropriate and, if not, how are the interests of the patentee and infringer to be balanced?


Tom Cordiner QC
List G Barristers, Melbourne

Tom holds the dual qualification of barrister and registered patents and trade mark attorney. After a short stint as a molecular geneticist in the 90’s, Tom has, for the past 23 years, specialised in all aspects of intellectual property law, for the last five years as Queen’s Counsel.
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$25.00 for IPSANZ Members (incl. $2.27 GST)
$55.00 Non-Members (incl. $4.55 GST)
CPD: 1 CPD point – Substantive Law
RSVP: Friday, 30 July 2021



In light of the evolving situation with COVID-19, event are being offered by way of webinar.  This option will still allow members to ‘attend’ the session online and obtain the relevant CPD point.

Registration for the webinar remains open to members and all registrants are able to access the webinar online at a place of their convenience.  Details to access the webinar will be sent to registrants prior to the commencement of the session.

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Cancellations / Refunds
Cancellations after the RSVP date are non-refundable however are transferable



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