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Scoping Crown use: authorising infringement for the services of the Crown

Johnson, Phillip ORCID: 2020. Scoping Crown use: authorising infringement for the services of the Crown. Journal of Intellectual Property Law and Practice 15 (8) , pp. 594-601. 10.1093/jiplp/jpaa066

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There is a special type of compulsory patent licence which allows the government to use an invention without the patentee’s permission, in the United Kingdom this is called Crown use. The scope and process for Crown use has received little attention over the years. However, the recent decision of IPCOM v Vodafone addressed two gateway issues – what is meant by the services of the Crown and the scope of authorisations. This discussion considers those two issues and contextualises the findings of the court.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Published Online
Status: Published
Schools: Law
Subjects: K Law > KD England and Wales
Publisher: Oxford University Press (OUP)
ISSN: 1747-1532
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 27 April 2020
Date of Acceptance: 6 April 2020
Last Modified: 12 Nov 2023 23:34

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