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2016 – a year at a glance

What is a human? When is your best method not good enough? When is an inventor not an inventor? What happens when your patent application fails to deliver on its promise? These are just a few of the questions that the...more

Quicker, easier and cheaper? New Rules for patent prosecution in India

Several notable amendments to India’s patent Rules came into effect on 16 May 2016, following the publication of draft Rules in November last year. The new Rules, which seek to fast track applications and introduce a number...more

Look before you leap: seeking to enforce your pharmaceutical patent may lead to unintended consequences

It may not be just generic manufacturers seeking compensation when their product launch is found to be delayed by an originator wielding what is ultimately found to be an invalid patent. An Australian court recently...more

Australian Patent Office guidelines finalised post-Myriad

The Australian Patent Office has now finalised what will be their approach to examining nucleic acids and other biological inventions following the decision handed down by the High Court in D'Arcy v Myriad Genetics Inc [2015]...more

More Than Just A Passing Interest: Ensuring Your Rights Are Secured Under The PPSA

If you are a holder of a security interest in personal property (including patents) you will need to record the interest on the Personal Properties Security Register (PPSR) before 31 January 2014, otherwise you may lose the...more

1/9/2014  /  Australia , PPSA

Introducing … New Zealand’s Patents Act 2013

It has been a long time coming, but New Zealand finally has a new Patents Act. The New Zealand Patents Bill 2008 received its third and final reading in the New Zealand parliament on 28 August 2013 and will soon receive royal...more

Amending Your Patent Claims In Corresponding Foreign Applications Could Obligate You To Look At Your Granted Australian Claims

“There is no practice ... that I’m aware of, nor have I ever received advice from my attorneys anywhere in the world[,] that once a particular amendment is made to a patent in any particular jurisdiction ... there is some...more

Isolated Nucleic Acids Are Patentable – What Does The “Myriad” Decision In Australia Mean For Patent Applicants?

In a landmark decision regarding the patentability of genetic material, the Federal Court of Australia has held that any nucleic acid found in cells, whether it be DNA or RNA, that has been removed from the cellular...more

Isolated Nucleic Acids Are Patentable – Landmark “Myriad” Decision In Australia

In a landmark decision regarding the patentability of genetic material, the Federal Court of Australia has held that any nucleic acid found in cells, whether it be DNA or RNA, that has been removed from the cellular...more

Pharmaceutical Patents Review Panel releases issues paper

In October this year, the Parliamentary Secretary for Industry and Innovation announced a Review Panel to evaluate whether the system for pharmaceutical patents effectively balances the objectives of securing timely access to...more

11/29/2012  /  Patents , Pharmaceutical Industry
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