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Full Federal Court Doubles Down on Pharmaceutical Patent Term Extensions

Australia - March 23 2022 In two appeal judgements handed down concurrently on 18 March 2022, the Full Federal Court has clarified that a pharmaceutical patent term extension…

Elizabeth Barrett, Dr. Ken Johnstone

The Australian Federal Court removes a pharmaceutical patent term extension because of the patentee’s own earlier registered goods

Australia - August 26 2021 In Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. v Sandoz Pty Ltd [2021] FCA 947, the Federal Court of Australia has determined that a pharmaceutical patent term…

Elizabeth Barrett, Dr. Ken Johnstone

Pharmaceutical patent term extension update: the Commissioner appeals the Ono decision and the Australian Patent Office releases a practice update

Australia - July 16 2021 The Australian Patent Commissioner has appealed the Federal Court decision of Ono Pharmaceutical Co, Ltd v Commissioner of Patents [2021] FCA 643…

Elizabeth Barrett, Dr. Ken Johnstone

The Australian Federal Court says “Oh No” to the Patent Office’s interpretation of the first regulatory approval for pharmaceutical patent term extensions

Australia - June 16 2021 In Ono Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd v Commissioner of Patents [2021] FCA 643, the Federal Court has overturned the Australian Patent Office’s decision in…

Elizabeth Barrett, Dr. Ken Johnstone

Double trouble - how to avoid double patenting in Australia and New Zealand

Australia, New Zealand - September 22 2020 Divisional applications can be filed voluntarily in both Australia and New Zealand and can be a useful way to protect multiple aspects of an invention…

Dr. Ken Johnstone