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Follow-on innovation or evergreening: what is the difference?
  • Davies Collison Cave
  • Australia
  • January 17 2017

While the terms “evergreening patent” and “follow-on patent" are both used to refer to patents that protect pharmaceutical formulations, new forms of


Inventorship - a muddy concept at best
  • FB Rice
  • Australia
  • January 16 2017

Inventorship has been described as “one of muddiest concepts in the muddy metaphysics of the patent law”. Mueller Brass Co. v. Reading Industries, Inc


The Problems with Self-Filing a Patent Application
  • Watermark Patent & Trade Marks Attorneys
  • Australia, Global
  • January 16 2017

There are many examples of applicants self-filing patent applications without the required knowledge of the patent system, sometimes comically so


The Availability of Unpublished Prior Art in Australia and New Zealand
  • Spruson & Ferguson
  • Australia, New Zealand
  • January 11 2017

Complete patent applications that have not been published before the priority date of a patent application, but that have an earlier priority date


Federal Court Rules That Overseas Manufacture Will Not Avoid Infringement Of Australian Swiss Claims
  • Bird & Bird
  • Australia
  • January 11 2017

A recent decision in the Federal Court of Australia has confirmed that the importation and sale of a medicament manufactured overseas will constitute


Missed a patent deadline in Australia? It may not be as bad as you think.
  • FPA Patent Attorneys
  • Australia
  • January 10 2017

Australian patent law is quite generous when it comes to extensions of time. Where a deadline is missed due to a genuine error or omission, it is


The meaning of Myriad
  • Davies Collison Cave
  • Australia
  • January 9 2017

Before you can qualify for patent protection in Australia, and before you need to worry about the normal requirements of novelty and inventive step


Productivity Commission weights in on Software Patents: Fortunately it’s all talk and no action
  • Shelston IP Lawyers Pty Ltd
  • Australia
  • December 23 2016

The Productivity Commission publicly released their Inquiry Report on Intellectual Property Arrangements on 20 December 2016. The Report examines


Australian Government releases Productivity Commission's final report on IP arrangements
  • Spruson & Ferguson
  • Australia
  • December 22 2016

Further to our previous articles, the Australian Government has this week released the Productivity Commission's final Report on Intellectual


Productivity Commission’s Report on Intellectual Property Arrangements strikes a blow against innovators
  • Shelston IP Lawyers Pty Ltd
  • Australia
  • December 21 2016

It appears that, if implemented, the recommendations will significantly weaken the Australian patent system, introduce uncertainty