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Sounds like a design opposition

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There is no opposition procedure in the Australian design registration system, but the decision published in Alfred Kärcher GmbH v Jinping Zhu [2016] ADO 3 was the culmination of a process that sounded surprisingly like one....more

European Patent Office to Make Pan-European Revocation Proceedings Faster, More Efficient as of July 1

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European Patent Office oppositions are a very powerful way of litigating newly granted patents. In reality these are pan-European revocation proceedings, with profound strategic significance for life sciences companies – this...more

The European Patent Office introduces a “go-faster” opposition process

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The European Patent Office (EPO) has announced that from 1 July 2016, post-grant oppositions will be reformed so that they become significantly faster and more efficient. The effect of these changes is that in straightforward...more

IP Newsletter - July 2015

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In This Issue: - En Banc Federal Circuit Abandons “Strong” Presumption That a Limitation Is Not Subject to 35 U.S.C. § 112, Paragraph 6 - Supreme Court Rejects Belief of Invalidity Defense for Inducement in...more

Patent Opposition System - 2014 revision to Japan’s Patent Act introduces new method for challenging patent validity in an...

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

The 2014 revision of the Japanese Patent Act created an Opposition System to provide a simpler procedure for third parties to challenge patent validity and amended the scope of the existing Invalidation Trial System. This...more

What Australian companies need to know about ‘patent oppositions’ in the US

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Many Australian companies will be familiar with the pre-grant patent oppositions that are available under Australian law. Similarly, many Australian companies will be familiar with post-grant patent oppositions before the...more

New Zealand Patent Oppositions – What Counts As Evidence In Reply?

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I continue my series of articles on the topic of New Zealand Patent Oppositions. This article discusses the limited scope of evidence in reply and the pitfalls of exceeding that scope....more

Opposition Proceedings – Timing Changes

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The new Regulations to the Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Raising the Bar) Act 2012 that came into force on 15 April 2013 aim to reduce delay in opposition proceedings....more

NZ Patent Oppositions – Can I Use A Foreign Expert?

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We continue in our series of articles on patent opposition in New Zealand. In our previous article, NZ Patent Oppositions – Why do I need expert evidence?, we discussed the crucial role that evidence plays in patent...more

NZ Patent Oppositions – Why Do I Need Expert Evidence?

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In our continuing series of articles on New Zealand patent oppositions, we look at the topic of expert evidence and why it is critical to establishing obviousness....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

NZ Patent Oppositions – What Are The Steps?

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In our continuing series of articles on New Zealand patent oppositions, we summarise the procedure. In our earlier article NZ Patent Oppositions – when can I file?, two different types of oppositions are described and the...more

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