Sarah Hennebry

Sarah Hennebry

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High Court of Australia determines isolated BRCA1 gene not patentable in Australia

The High Court of Australia has unanimously overturned previous decisions from lower courts and has held that certain claims to Myriad's patent for isolated BRCA1 nucleic acid molecules are not patentable in Australia...more

10/7/2015 - Australia Biotechnology BRCA Cancer Mayo v. Prometheus Myriad NRDC Patent-Eligible Subject Matter Patents Pharmaceutical Industry Pharmaceutical Patents Popular SCOTUS

A new breed of plant patents in Europe

In Europe, there are two types of IP protection available for plant-related inventions: Plant Variety Rights (PVRs) and Patents. In order to avoid any overlap in protection between these two IP regimes, the EPC...more

4/8/2015 - Australia EU Patents Plant Patents

Kit Or Caboodle? Recent Australian Opposition Decision Highlights The Inconsistency In Construction Of Kit Claims Between...

The recent Australian opposition decision of Merial Limited v Zoetis LLC [2013] APO 59 highlights the differences between the Australian and New Zealand patent offices in the construction of “kit” claims in relation to the...more

12/19/2013 - Australia Claim Construction Farm Animals New Zealand Patent-Eligible Subject Matter Patents

Due Date For Making A Micro-Organism Deposit Under Australia’s New Patent Law

Recent changes to Australian patent law provide that the due date for filing a Budapest Treaty deposit is on or before the date of filing of a priority application....more

6/21/2013 - Australia Australian Patent Office New Legislation Patent Applications Patents Priority Date Cutoff

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