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Australian Patent Office overruled - Swiss-style claims can confer eligibility for patent term extensions
  • Shelston IP Pty Ltd
  • Australia
  • September 22 2016

As previously reported, the Australian Patent Office issued two decisions in August 2015 in which it found that Swiss-style claims (which are of the

Unfulfilled promises - potentially fatal to patent validity
  • Davies Collison Cave
  • Australia
  • September 16 2016

While some politicians seem to get away with making sometimes promises during an election campaign, with little prospect of fulfilling them all

Full court decision potentially limits definition of ‘comprises’
  • Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick
  • Australia
  • September 15 2016

The Full Court decision in Actavis Pty Ltd v Orion Corporation 2016 FCAFC 121 potentially limits the effectiveness of a definition of “comprises”

AIPPI Standing Committee Report
  • Davies Collison Cave
  • Australia
  • September 14 2016

A report by the AIPPI Standing Committee on information technology and Internet on the current situation around the world on the protection of

Extension of term on 'Swiss-style' pharmaceutical claims
  • FB Rice
  • Australia
  • September 12 2016

In August 2015, we reported on a decision of the Australian Patent Office dealing with three applications by Abbvie Biotechnology for extensions of

Revisiting exclusivity: Is your patent licence up to scratch?
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • September 12 2016

On 9 September 2016 the Full Federal Court of Australia delivered judgment in Actavis Pty Ltd v Orion Corporation 2016 FCAFC 121. The Full Court

International Trade Compliance Update - September 2016
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Australia, Canada, European Union, United Kingdom, USA
  • September 7 2016

On 19 August 2016, the Russian Federation notified the WTO that it intends to initiate negotiations pursuant to Paragraph 1143 of the Working Party

Recent Australian Patent Office decision on computer implemented inventions a win for patentees
  • Fisher Adams Kelly Callinans
  • Australia
  • September 6 2016

In key jurisdictions around the world, including Australia, the last three years have seen a number of court and patent office decisions surrounding

Strategic Thinking needed in patent enforcement
  • Wrays
  • Australia
  • August 31 2016

The recent case of CQMS Pty Ltd v Bradken Resources Pty Limited 2016 FCA 847 has highlighted the importance of carefully considering how to assert

Experimental evidence in patent cases: Discovery not available for experiments on matters no longer in issue
  • Corrs Chambers Westgarth
  • Australia
  • August 26 2016

In patent cases, it is not uncommon to conduct preliminary experiments on a confidential and privileged basis prior to deciding whether or not to