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Patentee ‘caned’ for use of the phrase ‘It is found’ in its patent specification
  • Shelston IP Pty Ltd
  • Australia
  • April 27 2016

Australian Courts have repeatedly rejected the notion that what the applicant says during prosecution can be held against the patentee during later


Australian Patent Office releases new Guidelines for Computer Related Inventions
  • Spruson & Ferguson
  • Australia
  • April 22 2016

On 1 February 2016, the Australian Patent Office released new guidelines for assessing whether computer-related inventions relate to patentable


Toward a new inventiveness requirement: The RPL Central decision
  • FB Rice
  • Australia
  • April 12 2016

As discussed in our related post, the Full Court of the Federal Court has held that computer-implemented business methods are patentable in Australia


Software Patents in Australia: Hope in a High Court Appeal
  • Shelston IP Pty Ltd
  • Australia
  • April 12 2016

Recently, we posted some commentary on a recent decision (the RPL decision) on software patents by the Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia


Disclose the best method of performing your invention or face the prospect of patent revocation
  • Shelston IP Pty Ltd
  • Australia
  • March 31 2016

The relevant decision, Les Laboratoires Servier v Apotex Pty Ltd 2016 FCAFC 27 (8 March 2016), considered a patent in the name of Les Laboratoires


Update: Servier successful in stay application - Apotex kept off the market while Servier appeals to the High Court
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • March 31 2016

Servier was successful in yesterday's hearing of its stay application. As a result, the orders which revoked Servier's patent and discharged the


Terminating Patent Licenses in Australia - Traps and Opportunities for Licenses and Licensors
  • Watermark Patent & Trade Marks Attorneys
  • Australia
  • March 30 2016

One of the challenges for practitioners involved in multi-jurisdiction licensing arrangements is ascertaining when a licence agreement might require


Product Management Group Pty Ltd v Blue Gentian LLC (2015) FCAFC 179
  • Freehills Patent Attorneys
  • Australia
  • March 29 2016

This case demonstrates the difficulties of invalidating a claim due to lack of clarity. This has two main implications. Firstly, in approach


"Just DAST it" - Gilead succeeds on insufficiency and inutility for Hepatitis C treatment
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • March 29 2016

Gilead commenced proceedings against Idenix seeking revocation of Idenix's Australian patent No 2003247084 (Patent). The Patent was filed on 27 June


Simply the best (method) for Australian patents
  • Freehills Patent Attorneys
  • Australia
  • March 29 2016

A recent decision in relation to the best method requirement finds generic disclosures inadequate and demonstrates the difficulties that underlie