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Changes to Pharmaceutical Extension of Term application procedures the latest front in the battle for savings in Australia’s healthcare budget
  • Watermark Patent & Trade Marks Attorneys
  • Australia
  • April 26 2017

It’s no secret that the Australian Government is struggling to manage the cost of its healthcare obligations. Increasingly it seems these struggles

Excesses of innovation patent damages pulled back
  • Shelston IP Pty Ltd
  • Australia
  • April 23 2017

In a significant decision, the Full Federal Court has overturned an earlier single judge Federal Court decision regarding the date from which

Timely review of the Conflict of Interest Provisions in the Code of Conduct for Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys
  • FB Rice
  • Australia, New Zealand
  • April 21 2017

In February 2017, the long awaited agreement between the Australian and New Zealand governments to standardize the regulation of the patent attorney

Unexpected delay with IP Laws Amendment Bill 2017 and IP Laws Amendment Regulations 2017 pending Federal Government's response to Productivity Commission's Final Report on IP Arrangements in Australia
  • Davies Collison Cave
  • Australia
  • April 20 2017

Further to our recently published articles on the Final Report of the Productivity Commission concerning Australia’s Intellectual Property

Full Federal Court Confirms an Application to list on the PBS Prior to Patent Expiry is a non infringing Act
  • Bird & Bird
  • Australia
  • April 19 2017

Late last week, the Full Federal Court of Australia confirmed that the mere act of filing a Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) application for a

Do I Need a Patent Search Before Applying for a Patent?
  • LegalVision
  • Australia, USA
  • April 18 2017

Patents can assist the growth of your business and development of technology in your industry. If your invention is patentable subject matter, it is

Full Federal Court confirms that applying for PBS listing may not be an infringement
  • Spruson & Ferguson
  • Australia
  • April 18 2017

On appeal from Apotex Pty Ltd v Warner-Lambert LLC (No 3) 2017 FCA 94, which we recently reported on here, the Full Federal Court has confirmed in

How Can I Protect My Business Idea?
  • LegalVision
  • Australia
  • April 14 2017

A business’ intellectual property is one of its most valuable assets. It’s hardly surprising that one of the most common enquiries we receive at

2016 patent & plant breeder's rights year in review
  • K&L Gates
  • Australia
  • April 12 2017

Welcome to the first edition of K&L Gates Australia, Patent and Plant Breeder's Rights Year in Review in which we examine the significant judgments

Big damages award for unjustified threat overturned on appeal by Full Federal Court
  • Shelston IP Pty Ltd
  • Australia
  • April 11 2017

The Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia reversed a decision awarding substantial damages for an unjustified threat in long-running