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

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?

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

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?

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?

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

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?

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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