The Philippine’s Revised Implementing Rules and Regulations for Patents 2022
The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) has announced a Revised Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) for Patents, Utility Models and Industrial Designs that came into force on...
The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) has announced a Revised Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) for Patents,...
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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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Moving goalposts on New Zealand Patent “Best Practice”
The notion of what constitutes “best practice” when it comes to prosecuting a patent application before the Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand (IPONZ) is equal parts subjective, dynamic...
The notion of what constitutes “best practice” when it comes to prosecuting a patent application before the Intellectual Property...
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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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