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The Australian Innovation Patent: The threshold for patentability may be higher than you think

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A June 2017 decision of the Australian Patent Office highlights when claims in an innovation patent may be found novel, but lacking in innovative step. The decision highlights that the inquiry into innovative step is...more

Reg. 5.23 - When evidence isn’t considered to be evidence, but is still considered as evidence

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Reg. 5.23 can be used to file evidence outside of the appropriate evidentiary period, even when a request for an extension of time is denied. ...more

New Appeal decision on computer implemented inventions in Australia

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On 11 December 2015 Australia’s Federal Court handed down its decision in the RPL Central appeal – a case dealing with the patentability of computer implemented inventions in Australia. The Court overturned the first...more

Proposed Innovation Box Legislation

by Carlton Fields on

On July 29, the House Ways and Means Committee released draft legislation for a so-called "patent box" proposal, which, if adopted, could mean significant tax savings for many companies engaged in research-intensive...more

Patent Subject Matter Eligibility – Impact on Litigation and Prosecution

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Personalized medicine relies on diagnostic technologies to accurately evaluate a patient’s clinical or genetic signature to guide treatment decisions. Protecting innovation by patenting the diagnostic methods and tools that...more

Abolition of the Australian Innovation Patent?

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The Australian patent system currently provides for two different patent rights: standard patents and innovation patents. In May this year Australia’s Advisory Council on Intellectual Property (ACIP) released a statement...more

Patent box concept emerges on the tax reform agenda for US Congress

by DLA Piper on

Key tax writers in Congress are indicating that once Congress disposes of pending trade legislation, they will turn to their top legislative priority: reaching a consensus on international and business reform by the end of...more

Guide To Doing Business in Australia - Intellectual Property (Updated)

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY - There are a variety of laws dealing with the protection of intellectual property (IP) in Australia. These laws provide for the creation of legal rights to the exclusive use or ownership of...more

Innovation patents in the oil and gas sector: Protecting your innovations, protecting your business

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There is a growing focus on the need for operators in the oil and gas sector to innovate, both in terms of developing new technologies and processes throughout the value chain and in the deployment of those technologies and...more

Five Patenting Lessons Exemplified by Google’s Glucose-Sensing Contact Lenses

by Knobbe Martens on

Google recently announced on its blog that its “Google-X” laboratory is testing a prototype “smart” contact lens that includes a miniaturized electronic sensor designed to measure glucose level in the wearer’stears. I...more

The IP in Twitter’s IPO

Barring any unforeseen setbacks, Wall Street is aflutter as Thursday marks the latest in social media IPOs – Twitter…and we all remember how well Facebook’s IPO went....more

Infringer Violates Parking Infringement Patent, Gets Ticket, No Excuse

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Vehicle Monitoring Systems Pty Limited v Sarb Management Group Pty Ltd (trading as Database Consultants Australia) (No 2) [2013] FCA 395 (3 May 2013) - A recent decision of the Federal Court of Australia concerning an...more

IP Australia Introduces New Search Procedures

by FPA Patent Attorneys on

As part of the upcoming Raising the Bar legislative changes, IP Australia will introduce two new search procedures and corresponding search fees for complete (i.e. non-provisional) applications for standard patents. While one...more

The Balance Of Convenience In Applications For Interlocutory Injunctions: Embertec Pty Limited v Energy Efficient Technologies Pty...

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Embertec and Energy Efficient Technologies (EETECH) are competitors in the market for the sale and supply of standby power controllers (SPCs). On 14 August 2012 Embertec applied for an interlocutory injunction based on a...more

Utility Models, Petty Patents & Innovation Patents: Efficient IP Protection for SMEs

by Field Law on

For small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs), patent protection can be complex and costly. And yet, for many of them, patent protection is a must to maintain their competitive edge. A fast and cheap option for protecting...more

5 things ... US attorneys Should Know About The Australian Patent System

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Good US practice will put your clients’ Australian applications on a strong footing, but this article highlights five points of Australian patent practice that will help you sound like an Aussie....more

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