If an applicant for a patent has misled the Commissioner in a material respect in the course of procedures which led to the grant of the patent, he should not have the benefit of his misleading conduct.
It is clear...more
An ongoing issue in Australian patent law is the extent to which computer-implemented inventions are eligible subject matter for patentability.
Two single-judge Federal Court decisions on this matter have been handed...more
On 30 August 2013, the Federal Court of Australia delivered a judgment on the patentability of computer implemented inventions: RPL Central Pty Ltd v Commissioner of Patents.
In summary, Justice Middleton found claims...more
A notice by an Australian patent applicant stating entitlement to grant of patent and to claim priority is to be filed no later than the due date for request for examination....more
The patentability of computer implemented inventions in Australia has finally been clarified by the Federal Court. The decision in Research Affiliates provides valuable guidance on how to prepare patent applications for...more