Raising The Bar Act

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New Risks For Patent Applicants Requesting Claim Amendment

In a first consideration of the Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Raising the Bar) Act 2012 (the Raising the Bar Act) the Australian Patent Office has held that it must refuse to process an amendment where there is a...more

Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Raising The Bar) Act 2012: Amendments Relevant To Validity (Updated 15 April 2013)

The following section will discuss: - Written description and enablement, amendment - Obviousness - Usefulness....more

Australia’s April 12 Deadline for Raising the Bar

Now that we have made it past the March 16, 2013 effective date of the first-inventor-to-file provisions of the America Invents Act, it is time to turn our attention to Australia, and the April 15, 2013 effective date of the...more

Major Changes to Australian Patent Law – Act Now to Benefit From Current Law

On 15 April 2013, the bulk of 'Raising the Bar' amendments to the Australian Patents Act come into effect. These amendments will change Australian patent law significantly by raising patentability and specification...more

Isolated Nucleic Acids Are Patentable – What Does The “Myriad” Decision In Australia Mean For Patent Applicants?

In a landmark decision regarding the patentability of genetic material, the Federal Court of Australia has held that any nucleic acid found in cells, whether it be DNA or RNA, that has been removed from the cellular...more

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