Tom Gumley

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3 Good Reasons To File Your Singapore Applications Before February 14, 2014

As you may know, on and after February 14, 2014, the Singapore Patent Office (SIPO) will process patent applications according to either a self-assessment system, or a positive assessment system. Self-assessment will only...more

1/23/2014 - Patent Applications Patents

When Other People’s Patents Get In Your Way...

Have you ever said to yourself, “my product isn’t new so I don’t need to worry about patents” or “the success of my business depends on product quality and developing customer loyalty. Patents don’t generate profits so I...more

11/4/2013 - Infringement Patent Applications Patentability Search Patents

Myriad Beyond The US: Patent Eligibility Of Genes In Australia, New Zealand And South East Asia

This article discusses the patent protection of isolated, naturally occurring nucleic acids in Australia, NZ and a number of South East Asian countries. In these jurisdictions there is no express exclusion of these molecules...more

10/28/2013 - Australia DNA Genetic Materials Human Genes Myriad Patent Applications Patent-Eligible Subject Matter Patents

New Risks For Patent Applicants Requesting Claim Amendment

In a first consideration of the Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Raising the Bar) Act 2012 (the Raising the Bar Act) the Australian Patent Office has held that it must refuse to process an amendment where there is a...more

6/25/2013 - Australia Australian Patent Office New Legislation Patent Applications Patents Raising The Bar Act

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

New Patent Regulations Change The Due Date For Filing A Notice Of Entitlement

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

4/22/2013 - Deadlines Patent Applications Patent Examinations Patents

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