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Swiss Style Claims

Framework for Swiss-form claim construction in Australia: Is it really about objective intent?

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This article looks at the current status of construction of Swiss-style claims in Australia, provides a framework by which construction of Swiss-style claims can be assessed, and concludes that although the position is not...more

A loophole allowing patent term extensions in Australia for certain Swiss-style claims has been closed

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The Australian Administrative Appeals Tribunal opened the door for patent term extensions based on a Swiss-form claim which enlarged the scope of applications of patent term extensions considerably. Recently, the Full Federal...more

2016 – a year at a glance

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What is a human? When is your best method not good enough? When is an inventor not an inventor? What happens when your patent application fails to deliver on its promise? These are just a few of the questions that the...more

Pharmaceuticals in South East Asia

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1. Are methods of medical treatment patentable? 2. Is extension of patent term possible? 3. Is there a data exclusivity period?...more

Can Swiss-style claims go off-piste in Australia?

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Swiss-style claims are a very particular form of claim developed to circumvent the exclusion of methods of medical treatment from patentability in Europe. They are second medical use claims in that the compound used in the...more

Swiss-style patent claims can be very valuable in Australia

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The scope for enforcement of Swiss-style claims may be broader in Australia than for method of medical treatment claims. Second medical use inventions can be claimed in an ever increasing number of claim formats depending on...more

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