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Patent extension of term available for second indications for pharmaceutical substances produced with recombinant DNA
  • Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick
  • Australia
  • September 27 2016

The Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) has overturned a decision of the Commissioner of Patents and found that Swiss-style claims can form the


Productivity Commission draft report: ‘In this country, it’s too easy to get a patent.’
  • Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick
  • Australia
  • September 26 2016

The Productivity Commission has issued a draft report concerning Intellectual Property (IP) arrangements in Australia. It is a broad overview of the


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


New Zealand Patents Update - Proposed Amendments
  • Davies Collison Cave
  • Australia, New Zealand
  • September 22 2016

The New Zealand Parliament’s Commerce Select Committee has handed down its report in respect of the Patents (Trans-Tasman Patent Attorneys and Other


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


IP Australia slashes cost of International Type Patent Search
  • Watermark Patent & Trade Marks Attorneys
  • Australia
  • September 8 2016

A recent announcement of fee changes by IP Australia, has mostly thrown up little in the way of surprises. That is with the exception of the changes