Recently we provided a summary of key elements of protecting plant varieties in Australia and New Zealand. In this summary we highlighted that plant breeders could seek dual protection under both Patents and Plant Breeder’s...more
The most significant amendment to Australia’s patent legislation since enactment of the current Patents Act 1990 (Cth) has now come into effect with the passing of the Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Raising the Bar)...more
Spirit Pharmaceuticals Pty Ltd v Mundipharma Pty Ltd  FCA 658 -
This recent decision by the Federal Court confirms that patents claiming new pharmaceutical formulations of known active agents may be eligible for...more
The Australian Government has continued with the trend of reviewing Australian patent law by commissioning a review of laws relating to patents for medicines ie pharmaceutical patents. The Pharmaceutical Patents Review Panel...more
Inherency is not part of Australian novelty law according to the courts. But a recent appeal court decision considers novelty where there is either implicit disclosure or the claimed invention is the inevitable result of the...more
In April 2013 Australian patent law will change to more closely align patent attorney privilege with legal professional privilege.
While this is a welcome change, and will hopefully rectify certain flaws of the current...more