Using the grace period for Australian Designs
As mentioned in our report of 11 March 2022, a 12-month grace period to file a design application following publication or use by the owner is now in effect...
As mentioned in our report of 11 March 2022, a 12-month grace period to file a design application following...
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What the High Court Decision in Aristocrat means for patent owners
The High Court of Australia issued a split decision in Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Ltd v Commissioner of Patents on 17 August 2022. As reported in our previous article,...
The High Court of Australia issued a split decision in Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Ltd v Commissioner of Patents...
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Accelerating patent protection in South East Asia
In a recent announcement by the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore, the Patent Cooperation Treaty-ASEAN Patent Examination Cooperation (“PCT-ASPEC”) will be extended for three years till 26 August 2025. Following...
In a recent announcement by the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore, the Patent Cooperation Treaty-ASEAN Patent Examination Cooperation (“PCT-ASPEC”)...
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The practice of incorporation by reference in patent specifications
Key takeaways Cross-references to other documents merely to provide background information or prior art, or to illustrate subsidiary features, are not objectionable provided that the document was publicly available on...
Key takeaways Cross-references to other documents merely to provide background information or prior art, or to illustrate subsidiary features, are...
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Australian patent office refuses to extend the time for making biological deposits
The Budapest Treaty provides a mechanism whereby patent applicants can sufficiently “describe” a biological invention by making a deposit of biological material with a recognised international depositary authority. To...
The Budapest Treaty provides a mechanism whereby patent applicants can sufficiently “describe” a biological invention by making a deposit...
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Spruson & Ferguson IP Stars for 2022
We are proud to announce Spruson & Ferguson practitioners were recently recognised in the Managing Intellectually Property (MIP) 2022 IP STARS for their exceptional standard of IP service delivery across...
We are proud to announce Spruson & Ferguson practitioners were recently recognised in the Managing Intellectually Property (MIP) 2022 IP...
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Claim Construction: What’s it essentially all about?
When considering the boundaries of the monopoly associated with a patent, it is necessary to interpret the claims of the patent accurately to properly stake out the metes and...
When considering the boundaries of the monopoly associated with a patent, it is necessary to interpret the claims of...
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Inventive concept is at the heart of entitlement
Introduction Following on from our previous article where we looked at the options to contest entitlement at the Australian Patent Office under the Patents Act 1990 (under section 36 and...
Introduction Following on from our previous article where we looked at the options to contest entitlement at the Australian Patent...
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‘Suffering Succotash’: Someone stole my IP!
Introduction The first thought that likely comes to mind when people think of IP theft is corporate espionage. This might involve a nefarious individual who has managed to join a...
Introduction The first thought that likely comes to mind when people think of IP theft is corporate espionage. This might...
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