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FPA Patent Attorneys | Australia | 11 Aug 2017

Patent claim construction in Australia: Federal Court confirms the need for careful consideration of the use of “comprising” and “contains” in patent claims

In contested patent proceedings in Australia the interpretation of claim features that are introduced using the words "comprise" or "contain" is

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FPA Patent Attorneys | New Zealand | 6 Jul 2017

Global Patent Prosecution Highway (GPPH) now available in New Zealand

Patent law in New Zealand in recent years has undertaken quite a facelift. For example, under the new law, stricter support requirements are in place

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FPA Patent Attorneys | Australia | 22 Jun 2017

The Australian Innovation Patent: The threshold for patentability may be higher than you think

A June 2017 decision of the Australian Patent Office highlights when claims in an innovation patent may be found novel, but lacking in innovative

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FPA Patent Attorneys | New Zealand, Australia | 17 Mar 2017

Australian and New Zealand Patent Systems among the strongest in the world

A newly developed index rates Australia's and New Zealand's patent systems among the strongest in the world. Companies need to be strategic about

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FPA Patent Attorneys | Australia | 14 Mar 2017

2016 - a year at a glance

What is a human? When is your best method not good enough? When is an inventor not an inventor? What happens when your patent application fails to

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FPA Patent Attorneys | Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, etc. | 14 Mar 2017

Pharmaceuticals in South East Asia

Case law has confirmed that methods of medical treatment are patentable. ‘Swiss-style’ claims are also separately allowable...

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FPA Patent Attorneys | Australia | 9 Mar 2017

Reg. 5.23 - When evidence isn’t considered to be evidence, but is still considered as evidence

Reg. 5.23 can be used to file evidence outside of the appropriate evidentiary period, even when a request for an extension of time is

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FPA Patent Attorneys | Australia | 6 Mar 2017

Can Swiss-style claims go off-piste in Australia?

Can Swiss-style claims go off-piste in Australia? Is it possible under Australian law for Swiss-style claims to cover the use of compounds in methods

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FPA Patent Attorneys | Australia | 2 Mar 2017

Sounds like a design opposition

There is no opposition procedure in the Australian design registration system, but the decision published in Alfred Kärcher GmbH v Jinping Zhu 2016

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FPA Patent Attorneys | USA | 28 Feb 2017

"He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother" - Patents directed to deuterium modified drugs

In this the fourth instalment of our series of articles looking at the hot topic of the patenting of radiopharmaceuticals, we are taking a small

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