Freehills Patent Attorneys

European alliance of plant breeders fails to halt the march of the Nagoya Protocol

The CJEU has rejected two challenges to the EU Regulation implementing the Nagoya Protocol. This piece of international law has changed significantly the way that biological natural resources are accessed, researched and…more
| Constitutional Law, Indigenous Peoples, Intellectual Property

Seeking a patent term extension may cut it short

A hidden catch to Australia’s generous regime for extension of term of pharmaceutical patents is that requesting an extension of term can act as a trigger for re-examination. The Australian Patent Office has discretionary…more
| Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Income Tax & Crowdfunding

Income tax may not be front of mind when starting a crowdfunding campaign, but early consideration of the issues could prevent a panic-inducing call from the Australian Taxation Office. The choice of crowdfunding model adopted…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, Finance & Banking, Securities Law, Taxation

Final report on the review of Australia’s designs system

In 2012 Australia’s Advisory Council on Intellectual Property (ACIP) was tasked with reviewing the Australian designs system. ACIP has now released its final report..…more
| Intellectual Property

Patenting natural and organic cosmetics...can it be done?

Two interesting trends are occurring in the international cosmetics market which, at first glance, seem to be in conflict. The first trend is the expansion of the natural and organic cosmetic products market. The second is an…more
| Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

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
| Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Share Plan changes tabled and diced

The Division 83A (employee share plan) amendments were tabled in Parliament yesterday, 25 March 2015, and include welcome improvements on the exposure draft released last January. Start-ups - Most of the changes…more
| Business Organizations, Intellectual Property, Taxation

Designing foreign applications

The importance of industrial design to Australian businesses is increasing, with competitive advantage being gained by investment in innovative design. Many Australian companies are now looking to sell their products outside of…more
| Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade

Commercial success of cable not strong enough to hold up patent

It may be tempting to think that the commercial success of a product is relevant to the validity of patents relating to that product. A recent decision of the Full Federal Court is a reminder of the limits to which evidence of…more
| Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property

Pharmaceuticals in South East Asia

See Chart Below…more
| Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

Employee Share Schemes: ED

The Government has released the Exposure Draft for the proposed changes to the taxation of employee share and option plans (ESOPs). The Exposure Draft generally follows the Government’s announcement on 14 October 2014, but also…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, Securities Law, Taxation

Australia: Claim preambles, object statements and patentable subject matter

In Australia, the inquiry whether a combination of integers is patentable subject matter may be deeply influenced by the way the claim preamble and objects of the invention are drafted. Failure to appreciate this can result in…more
| Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property

Computer implemented inventions in Australia: The current state of play

A Full Court of Australia’s Federal Court has handed down its appeal decision in Research Affiliates LLC v Commissioner of Patents. While there was anticipation that the decision would provide general guidance on the…more
| Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Australian designs system under review

In May 2012 a review of the Australian designs system was requested. Australia’s Advisory Council on Intellectual Property (ACIP) has been conducting this review and on 3 December 2014 released an Options Paper for…more
| Intellectual Property

Designing applications: Tips for filing design applications in Australia

In This Issue: - Top Tips - Has there been prior disclosure? - Will you receive a Formalities Notice? - What is your ability to amend? - What is the product? - Is there more than…more
| Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology
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