When is paying patent excess claims fees excessive in Australia and New Zealand?
Introduction In 2020, both IP Australia and the Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand (“IPONZ”) introduced updated fee schedules, with new fee structures impacting the payment of excess claims fees....
Introduction In 2020, both IP Australia and the Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand (“IPONZ”) introduced updated fee schedules, with...
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2021: An AI Inventor Odyssey
As part of a global series of cases testing the boundaries of what it means to be an inventor, the Australian Patent Office ("APO") has now had its say...
As part of a global series of cases testing the boundaries of what it means to be an inventor,...
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Patenting in Papua New Guinea
Following recent modernisation improvements, the Patent Office now accepts most documents as electronic lodgements (except for some lodgement forms which still require the originals to be filed). This...
Following recent modernisation improvements, the Patent Office now accepts most documents as electronic lodgements (except for some lodgement forms...
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Question & Answer with a patent attorney
This themed series of articles will answer some common questions encountered in patent law. The series commences with a discussion on prior art.
This themed series of articles will answer some common questions encountered in patent law. The series commences with a...
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China update: advantages of selecting the European Patent Office as International Searching Authority for PCT applications
The Chinese National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) has established a two-year pilot cooperation with the European Patent Office (EPO) for patent applications filed under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT). With...
The Chinese National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) has established a two-year pilot cooperation with the European Patent Office (EPO)...
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Proposed changes to Fiji IP law
New Trademark, Patent and Design Bills, 45, 46 and 471 of 2020 have been issued by the Fijian Parliament to update the IP laws pertaining to current acts dated...
New Trademark, Patent and Design Bills, 45, 46 and 471 of 2020 have been issued by the Fijian Parliament...
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Printer cartridge wars reach exhaustive conclusion
For the first time, the High Court adopted the doctrine of “patent exhaustion” to determine the nature and extent of monopoly rights of patent owners and departed from the...
For the first time, the High Court adopted the doctrine of “patent exhaustion” to determine the nature and extent...
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