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
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
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.
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
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
Mizzi Family Holdings Pty Ltd v Morellini  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
In the first published decision by the Australian Patent Office for 2014, Aqua Index Ltd  APO 2 (‘Aqua Index’), the Delegate of the Commissioner of Patents has refused yet another patent application for not being…more
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
The patent terms in the jurisdictions listed below are subject to payment of annual renewal fees, otherwise referred to as maintenance fees or annuities.
The patent term in the jurisdictions listed below is 20 years from…more
Australia’s Assistant Treasurer has confirmed that the Government will consider the so-called “patent box” tax rules to assist Australian manufacturers of patented goods. Such rules are directed to lowering tax rates on profits…more
If you are a holder of a security interest in personal property (including patents) you will need to record the interest on the Personal Properties Security Register (PPSR) before 31 January 2014, otherwise you may lose the…more
Conventional wisdom tells us that great inventions and patent protection go hand in hand because that is one way that companies and inventors can recover and benefit from their investment in R&D, either by monetising their…more
The Federal Court of Australia held that Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (BMS) is not the exclusive licensee of a patent relating to aripiprazole under the terms of the licence granted to it by Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co Ltd…more
The recent Australian opposition decision of Merial Limited v Zoetis LLC  APO 59 highlights the differences between the Australian and New Zealand patent offices in the construction of “kit” claims in relation to the same…more
Under Australian law, indirect or contributory infringement of method of treatment claims has been an issue for quite some time. In particular, there have been a number of injunctions granted in circumstances where an infringing…more
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