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FEDERAL COURT RULES 2011 (SLI NO 134 OF 2011) - RULE 34.42

Applications under section 120 (1) of Patents Act

         (1)   An applicant who wants an order under section 120 (1) of the Patents Act must serve the application and any accompanying statement of claim or affidavit at least 14 days before the return date fixed for the proceeding, on:

                (a)    the respondent in the proceeding; and

               (b)    if the applicant is an exclusive licensee, the patentee; and

                (c)    the Commissioner.

         (2)   If the application relates to an innovation patent, the statement of claim or affidavit must state the date on which the innovation patent was certified.

         (3)   The accompanying statement of claim or affidavit must include particulars of the alleged infringements:

                (a)    in a proceeding for infringement of a standard patent -- specifying which of the claims of the complete specification of that patent are alleged to be infringed; and

               (b)    giving at least one instance of each type of infringement alleged.

         (4)   A respondent relying on a defence under section 144 (4) of the Patents Act must give particulars of:

                (a)    the date of, and the parties to, a contract on which the respondent intends to rely for the defence; and

               (b)    the provision of the contract that the respondent asserts is void.

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