Stuart Irvine

Stuart Irvine

Freehills Patent Attorneys

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The Opening Decision Of The Australian Patent Office For 2014 – Another Invention Refused For Lack Of Patentable Subject Matter

In the first published decision by the Australian Patent Office for 2014, Aqua Index Ltd [2014] APO 2 (‘Aqua Index’), the Delegate of the Commissioner of Patents has refused yet another patent application for not being...more

1/24/2014 - Australia Patent Applications Patent-Eligible Subject Matter Patents

Computer Implemented Inventions In Australia: The Saga Continues …

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

11/27/2013 - Australia Computer-Related Inventions Patents

Applying The Designs Act 2003: Multisteps In The Right Direction?

Summary - The recent Multisteps Pty Limited v Source and Sell Pty Limited [2013] FCA 743 decision provides insight as to how the Federal Court of Australia grapples with some of the key legal principles arising in...more

9/27/2013 - Australia Designs Act EU Patents UK

Five Things To Keep In Mind When Pursuing Registered Design Protection In Australia

1) Illustrated features cannot be entirely disregarded. 2) A design must be in respect of a self-contained product. 3) Designs are published relatively quickly – typically 8 to 10 months from the earliest priority...more

9/23/2013

Australian Designs System Under Review

Australia’s current Designs Act was passed in 2003 and commenced in 2004. Given its age, and concerns that have been raised over the years, the Australian Government has appointed an independent body – The Advisory Council on...more

9/20/2013 - ACIP Australia Designs Act Patents

Encouraging Developments For Computer Implemented Inventions In Australia

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

9/3/2013 - Australia Computer-Related Inventions Inventions Inventors Patents

Are your confidential documents confidential?

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

12/4/2012 - Attorney-Client Privilege Confidential Documents Patents

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