Freehills Patent Attorneys

101 Collins Street  Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia

Contact: Tom Gumley

  • 61-3-9288-1479

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

‘Who’s That Walking On My Bridge?’: Navigating ‘Patent Troll’ Activity In The UK And Australia

While the activities of so-called ‘patent trolls’ have generated significant media and political attention in the USA, these activities are unlikely to become as prevalent in the UK and Australia because of distinct features of…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade

Pharmaceutical Patent Injunction Refused: Warner-Lambert Company LLC v Apotex Pty Ltd [2014] FCA 241

Pfizer sought an interlocutory injunction to restrain Apotex from launching its pregabalin products for the treatment of seizures, claiming that the supply would constitute indirect infringement of Pfizer’s patent for treating…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Australian Patent Office Steps Up To The Challenge On Inventive Step

Traditionally, it has been relatively easy in Australia, compared with the US or Europe, to meet the threshold level of inventiveness needed for an inventive step. However, a recent Federal Court decision has shown that the…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, Science, Computers, & Technology

You Can Wave Your Patent Around, Just Don’t Hold A Stick In Your Other Hand

Mizzi Family Holdings Pty Ltd v Morellini [2013] FCA 1435 - This federal court judgement provides a timely reminder to patent owners to be cautious of their actions, which may be deemed as a threat of infringement…more
| Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property

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
| Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

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 apply…more
| Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade
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