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Negative Limitations in Patent Claims - Are They All Bad?

New Zealand - September 17 2021 The conventional wisdom is that, in claim drafting, negative limitations should be avoided. Where…

Data Categorisation Invention Categorised as Unpatentable

New Zealand - February 26 2021 In Thomson Reuters Enterprise Centre GMBH [2020] NZIPOPAT 7, the IPONZ Patent Hearing Office had its first opportunity, since the passing of New…

Dotcom decision continues to present an “object” of consternation

New Zealand - November 10 2020 The Supreme Court of New Zealand has issued its decision in Ortmann, van der Kolk, Batato, Dotcom v USA and Anor [2020] NZSC 120. The case relates…

PIPERS leads computer-implemented invention to patent success

Australia - September 11 2020 Obtaining a patent for computer-implemented inventions ("CIIs") is notoriously difficult. Patent registers around the world are littered with…

Peter Cartwright, Jim Piper.

Encouraging new APO decision on Computer-Implemented Inventions

Australia - September 9 2020 A recent APO decision, successfully handled by PIPERS Patent Attorneys, comes as welcome news for innovators of computer-implemented inventions…

Peter Cartwright, Jim Piper.