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New Zealand Patent Oppositions – Can I File Late Evidence?

I continue my series of articles on the topic of New Zealand Patent Oppositions. My earlier article NZ Patent Oppositions - What are the steps? describes the process for both the opponent and the applicant to submit their…more

| Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property

Distilling An Agreement

Sometimes, despite the best intentions, a business venture will fail. In such circumstances, agreements relating to the ownership of business property will be duly scrutinised, and perhaps, challenged in court…more

| Commercial Law & Contracts, Intellectual Property

Patentee Blindsided By Partially Uncorroborated Evidence

Evidence of what occurred over 15 years ago was ultimately accepted despite being only partially corroborated. As a result, many of the claims from Damorgold’s patent have been held invalid for lack of novelty based on that…more

| Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property

Patent Grace Periods In South East Asia

As South East Asia becomes an increasingly popular patent filing destination, we explore the region’s grace period provisions and their limitations…more

| Administrative Law, Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade

Warning: Unsolicited Requests For Payment Of Fees

Owners of patent or design applications or registrations should be aware that there are bogus operators in existence who take the published details of such applications to send out invoices for unnecessary publications or…more

| Intellectual Property

Singapore: New Positive Assessment Examination Procedure

On 10 July 2012 Singapore passed the Patent (Amendment) Bill and the Intellectual Property (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill. One of the biggest changes is that Singapore has moved away from a self-assessment system to a…more

| Intellectual Property

Did You Miss Them? - Four Important Patent Cases In 2013

This article outlines the main findings in Apotex v Sanofi-Aventis, Cancer Voices Australia v Myriad Genetics, Research Affiliates and RPL Central each of which have important implications for patent law in Australia. …more

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

New Paradigm In Australian Patent Oppositions

For many years the pre-grant patent opposition process has been a useful, but somewhat problematic mechanism for a person to challenge the validity of a patent application. As a specialist tribunal, the Patent Office could…more

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

Patent Enforcement Round-Up In South East Asia

As patent filings in South East Asia grow, patent enforcement activities will no doubt be on the rise in the region. We round up patent litigation and licensing in South East Asian countries reported in the past year or so…more

| Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade,...

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