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Patent Term Extensions Not Available on the Basis of Swiss-style Claims
  • Spruson & Ferguson
  • Australia
  • August 18 2017

Today, the Full Federal Court set aside a decision of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal thereby making it clear that patent term extension (PTE

The costs of war: Aristocrat permitted to set-off costs orders in counterfeit pokies case
  • Davies Collison Cave
  • Australia
  • August 14 2017

Justice Perram in the Federal Court of Australia has handed down the latest judgment, Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Ltd v Allam 2017 FCA 812

New Zealand’s Patents Act 2013 - support means support (which is more than fair basis)
  • Shelston IP Pty Ltd
  • Australia
  • August 14 2017

When New Zealand’s new Patents Act 2013 commenced on 13 September 2014, one of the less-heralded changes was the shift in the invention disclosure

Securing software patents in New Zealand
  • Baldwins
  • Australia, New Zealand
  • August 11 2017

This article is the first of a two-part series on the state of software patents in New Zealand and Australia. We begin by examining the guidelines

Patenting Software in Australia: Australian Patent Office Says No in July 2017
  • Innofy
  • Australia
  • August 8 2017

In this post, we look at the July 2017 Australian Patent Office decisions. Of the seven decisions published to date (issued to 24 July 2017), four (4

Curvy Edges and a Credible Expert Witness: Apple Inc 2017 ADO 4 (16 May 2017)
  • Williams + Hughes
  • Australia
  • August 3 2017

On 8 March 2013, Apple, Inc (the Owner) filed a registration application under the Designs Act 2003 (Cth) (“the Act”) for an “Input mechanism for an

Check your privilege: Court holds legal professional privilege mostly waived in clopidogrel damages
  • Davies Collison Cave
  • Australia
  • July 21 2017

Justice Nicholas in the Federal Court has handed down the latest judgment, Commonwealth of Australia v Sanofi (No 2) 2017 FCA 711, in the

Stuck between some wine and a hard case - some lessons from the Barokes “wine in a can” saga
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Australia, Japan
  • June 27 2017

Every now and then a case cracks open a delicious mix of intellectual property and commercial problems. Recent litigation by Barokes over “wine in a

The Australian Innovation Patent: The threshold for patentability may be higher than you think
  • FPA Patent Attorneys
  • Australia
  • June 22 2017

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

Don’t use that tone(r) with me: How first sale can exhaust IP rights
  • Baldwins
  • Australia, New Zealand, USA
  • June 22 2017

This article discusses the legality of parallel importing in light of a recent US case. Impression Products acquired used Lexmark printer toner