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Australian patent term extension: a “long-term” battle

Australia - January 15 2013 Aspen Pharma Pty Ltd and Ors and Commissioner of Patents and H Lundbeck (Joined Party) [2012] AATA 851 (4 December 2012) If it was ever in doubt as…

Alexandra Angelatos.

Patent grace periods in South East Asia

Asia-Pacific, Australia - March 19 2014 An innovation is generally not patentable if it has been publicly disclosed before patent protection is applied for. Commercial interests however…

Joe Mok.

3 good reasons to file your Singapore applications before February 14, 2014

Singapore - January 23 2014 As you may know, on and after February 14, 2014, the Singapore Patent Office (SIPO) will process patent applications according to either a…

European alliance of plant breeders fails to halt the march of the Nagoya Protocol

Australia, European Union - July 7 2015 The CJEU has rejected two challenges to the EU Regulation implementing the Nagoya Protocol. This piece of international law has changed significantly…

Inherent disclosure and novelty in patent re-examination: Alza Corporation [2012] APO 70

Australia - July 12 2012 Like most patent offices, the Australian Patent Office is not well placed to reject patent claims in examination proceedings for lack of novelty based on inherent disclosure.