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Australian Court overturns finding that AI systems can be an “inventor” for the Australian patent regime

Australia - April 14 2022 In a decision that will have far-reaching implications in world driven by technology and the growing contribution of artificial intelligence to the…

Australian pharmaceutical patent term extensions - Full Federal Court reigns in the scope of allowable extensions in 2 Recent Decisions

Australia - March 29 2022 Like other patent frameworks, Australian pharmaceutical patents may be eligible for an extension in term from 20 years to a maximum of 25 years, to…

Jane Owen

Computer implemented inventions in Australia: “clever use of mobile devices and a server” not patentable subject matter

Australia - December 22 2021 Continuing the Commissioner of Patents success in cases regarding computer implemented inventions and patentable subject matter, the Full Federal…

Australian Court finds AI systems can be an “inventor”

Australia - August 3 2021 In a world first, a judge of the Federal Court of Australia has found that artificial intelligence (AI) is capable of being an “inventor” for the…

Jane Owen

Patent term extensions - Australian federal court says the commissioner’s interpretation of the legislation “absurd” and third party artg listing dates are not relevant

Australia - July 7 2021 The term of a standard patent in Australia is 20 years, but for “pharmaceutical substances per se” (new and inventive substances), the Patents Act…

Jane Owen