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The power of the provisional patent application
  • Baxter IP Patent Attorneys
  • Australia
  • February 4 2016

There's no denying it: the process of getting a patent is a marathon. Whether you're seeking a domestic monopoly or international protection, it can

Patent Term Extensions in Japan - Supreme Court revises JPO examination practice
  • Watermark Patent & Trade Marks Attorneys
  • Australia, Japan
  • February 3 2016

Patent laws in some, but not all, jurisdictions allow the extension of the term of a patent (normally 20 years) for a pharmaceutical substance. Such

Much ado about "said"
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • January 28 2016

The scope of legal protection provided by a patent boils down to the interpretation of the claims. The drafting of claims has certain elements of art

Business Method and Software Patent Eligibility: Australian and U.S. Standards
  • Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
  • Australia, USA
  • January 28 2016

This is the first of a two-part series comparing Australian and U.S. law and will focus on software and computer-related inventions. While U.S

Commonwealth’s damages claim for overpaying on patented products continues
  • Shelston IP Pty Ltd
  • Australia
  • January 24 2016

The Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia has rejected an argument that the Commonwealth is precluded by provisions of the Therapeutic Goods

How high has the bar been raised? The Australian Patent Office issues its first opposition decision on a post ‘Raising the Bar’ patent application
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Australia
  • January 21 2016

In the first opposition decision of the Australian Patent Office to apply the post-‘Raising the Bar’ disclosure and support requirements, the Hearing

Ingenuity central to patentability of computer-implemented business method claims
  • Spruson & Ferguson
  • Australia
  • January 21 2016

The Full Federal Court ("Full Court") handed down a much-anticipated decision in the appeal by the Commissioner for Patents of Commissioner of

Look before you leap: seeking to enforce your pharmaceutical patent may lead to unintended consequences
  • Freehills Patent Attorneys
  • Australia, United Kingdom, USA
  • January 11 2016

It may not be just generic manufacturers seeking compensation when their product launch is found to be delayed by an originator wielding what is

Australia's first decision on the new disclosure and support requirements under ‘raising the bar’ legislation
  • Davies Collison Cave
  • Australia
  • January 11 2016

The recent Australian Patent Office decision of CSR Building Products Limited v United States Gypsum Company 2015 APO 72 is the first to consider

Computer implemented patents still out of favour in Australia
  • Baldwins
  • Australia
  • December 23 2015

This decision follows the Research Affiliates decision (Research Affiliates LLC v Commissioner of Patents 2014 FCAFC 150 earlier this year and