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The Global Cleantech Innovation Index 2014: policy uncertainty sees Australia slipping

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Australia
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  • October 13 2014

The recently released Global Cleantech Innovation Index 2014 suggests that despite its strength in innovation, Australia is at risk of being left

Australian Patent Office flexes re-examination muscle

  • Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick
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  • Australia
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  • October 9 2014

In the decision of Huping Hu (2014) APO 17, the Australian Patent Office has re examined a granted patent via the new re examination provisions

Singapore appointed by WIPO as an International Authority under the PCT

  • Spruson & Ferguson
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  • Australia
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  • October 7 2014

On 25 September 2014, the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) was appointed by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) as an

The BRCA1 case: a Myriad of possibilities

  • ENSafrica
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  • Australia, USA
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  • October 7 2014

In an interesting development, contrary to the finding of the US Supreme Court in a similar case in the United States, the Australian Federal Court

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

  • Freehills Patent Attorneys
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  • Australia
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  • October 7 2014

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

Construing relative terms in Australian patent claims: when expert evidence does not assist

  • Houlihan2
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  • Australia
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  • October 6 2014

In a recent decision, Fei Yu trading as Jewels 4 Pools v Beadcrete Pty Ltd 2014, the Federal Court of Australia dismissed an appeal by Fei Yu

Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) pilot programme between the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore and the German Patent and Trade Mark Office

  • Spruson & Ferguson
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  • Australia
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  • October 3 2014

The Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) has announced the commencement of a Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) pilot programme with the

Have the courts lowered the bar on inventive step?

  • Freehills Patent Attorneys
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  • Australia
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  • October 2 2014

An appeal was brought before the Full Federal Court to consider, inter alia, the starting point for inventive step

Contributory infringement New Zealand strengthens patent owners’ position against suppliers of products having infringing uses

  • Baldwins
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  • Australia, New Zealand
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  • September 30 2014

The New Zealand Patents Act 2013 (the Act) strengthens the position of patent owners by introducing new rules relating to "contributory infringement"

Full Federal Court confirms isolated genes to remain patent eligible in Australia

  • Baldwins
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  • Australia
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  • September 30 2014

This month we continue our coverage of the ongoing dispute before the Australian Courts to determine the patent eligibility of isolated human genetic