We use cookies to customise content for your subscription and for analytics.
If you continue to browse Lexology, we will assume that you are happy to receive all our cookies. For further information please read our Cookie Policy.

Search results

Order by: most recent most popular relevance



Results: 1-10 of 2,071

First test for new ‘Disclosure’ and ‘Support’ standards points the way to the future of patent specifications in Australia
  • Fisher Adams Kelly Callinans
  • Australia
  • May 4 2016

In patent regimes around the world, the conferring of exclusive legal rights to an invention has long been part of a reciprocal exchange of benefits


Say It Isn’t So: Incorporations by Reference and Priority Claims
  • Shelston IP Pty Ltd
  • Australia
  • May 3 2016

For priority claim purposes, the invention in a divisional application need only be disclosed, rather than be described, in the priority application


Productivity Commission recommends extensive changes to Australian IP - including fair use, circumventing geoblocks, abolishing business method and software patents and more!
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Australia
  • April 29 2016

Today, the Productivity Commission has released its draft report into Australia's intellectual property arrangements. IP Whiteboard readers may


Productivity Commission recommends extensive changes to Australia’s intellectual property laws
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Australia
  • April 29 2016

On 29 April 2016, the Productivity Commission released its draft report on its inquiry into Australia's intellectual property arrangements. The


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


Do you undertake Research and Development activities overseas?
  • FB Rice
  • Australia
  • April 19 2016

The R&D tax incentive program provides companies with a tax offset on eligible expenditure related to their R&D activities. The incentive was set up


New Zealand update: trans-Tasman initiatives
  • Spruson & Ferguson
  • Australia, New Zealand
  • April 15 2016

The implementation of a single trans-Tasman patent applicationexamination process and patent attorney regime may be one-step closer. In March last


New Forum for Selling or Licensing Unwanted National Patent Application Rights
  • Watermark Patent & Trade Marks Attorneys
  • Australia
  • April 13 2016

Internet enabled IP transactions continue to expand into new and interesting areas. One recent development is PCTxs, an internet based marketplace


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