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IP and healthcare in South East Asia: “Bigger than BRIC”. So why aren’t you filing your patent applications there?

The South East Asian healthcare market is emerging as one of great importance, expected to experience faster rates of healthcare spending growth over the next 5 years than the BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, China) countries...more

The patentability of isolated natural products … A proposed approach to clarify examination procedures in Singapore

Legal action in several jurisdictions over the last few years has looked at the question of the patentability of isolated products from nature. How this important aspect of the life sciences sector has been considered, and...more

South East Asia: 5 reasons why it is an essential patent filing destination

Here are the top 5 reasons why you should file your patent in South East Asia. 1. South East Asia is big - South East Asia, and the 10 member countries of ASEAN (the Association of South East Asian Nations) in...more

Potential for more cost-effective options for challenging Singapore patents and applications

The Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) is proposing changes in an attempt to create a more robust patent system. At the heart of these changes is a goal to provide third parties with cost-effective options to...more

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

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

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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