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Round 1 of Australia’s CRISPR patent dispute concludes

Australia - September 19 2018 The first round of the Australian CRISPR patent dispute has concluded, with the patent office ruling that claims directed to platform CRISPR…

Methods of genetic testing still patentable (Meat & Livestock Australia v Cargill decision)

Australia - February 9 2018 One Friday 9 February, the Federal Court handed down its highly anticipated decision in Meat & Livestock Australia Limited v Cargill, Inc [2018] FCA…

Simone Mitchell

Pushing the limits of Australia’s grace period

Australia - December 20 2017 Australia’s “grace period” provisions allow a patent applicant to disclose or use their invention within 12 months before filing a complete patent…

Australian Patent Office considers plausibility in a test for sufficiency

Australia - November 24 2017 The emergence of “plausibility” as a test for inventive step, sufficiency and industrial applicability represents a significant legal development in…

Protecting Plant Innovations

Australia, New Zealand, USA - July 18 2017 The development of new plant varieties can be a costly and time-consuming process. To incentivize breeding endeavors, governments around the world…

Margaux L. Nair