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Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Patent Invalidation

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Disclaimer: This blog post does not constitute legal advice. You should consult with your lawyer before you make any decisions inspired by the text of this blog post.

In Malaysia, as in many other jurisdictions of the world, there is a procedure known as patent invalidation. What it is, is a procedure to remove the protection of law given to a patent holder, and to declare that the patent in fact is invalid. Hence, the word "invalidation".

The effect of invalidation is that the patent is no longer valid, and the whole world may then proceed to exploit the invention as disclosed in the (now invalidated) patent.

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