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When inventive steps become routine...greater hurdles for applicants with claims directed to antibodies

Australia - October 29 2015 The development of monoclonal antibodies has revolutionised medical science, and the use of these molecules in the development of future therapies…

James Cherry.

High Court of Australia determines isolated BRCA1 gene not patentable in Australia

Australia - October 7 2015 The High Court of Australia has unanimously overturned previous decisions from lower courts and has held that certain claims to Myriad's patent for…

Adam Denley, Tom Gumley.

Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement on term of data exclusivity for biological pharmaceuticals, not patent term

Asia-Pacific, Australia, USA - October 6 2015 Five years of negotiations have culminated this week in the signing of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (the “TPP”) agreement by 12 countries from the…

Adam Denley, Damian Slizys.

A new breed of plant patents in Europe

European Union - April 8 2015 Claims directed to plants or plant products (other than a plant variety) made by a process involving traditional breeding practices have been deemed…

Damian Slizys.

Kit or caboodle? Recent Australian opposition decision highlights the inconsistency in construction of kit claims between Australia and New Zealand

Australia, New Zealand - December 19 2013 The recent Australian opposition decision of Merial Limited v Zoetis LLC [2013] APO 59 highlights the differences between the Australian and New…

Damian Slizys.