The most significant amendment to Australia’s patent legislation since enactment of the current Patents Act 1990 (Cth) has now come into effect with the passing of the Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Raising the Bar) Act 2012 (Cth) into law.
This new law has far-reaching consequences for those seeking and enforcing patent rights in Australia, in effect establishing a class of new Act patents to which the higher validity standards required by the new law will apply, and old Act patents to which relatively lower validity standards established by the pre-amendment or old law will apply.
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