An Australian first: opposition to a surrender of a patent
In a recent decision by the Australian Patent Office (Michael John Arieni v Sun-Wizard Holding Pty Ltd APO 20), Spruson & Ferguson has been successful in the first...
In a recent decision by the Australian Patent Office (Michael John Arieni v Sun-Wizard Holding Pty Ltd APO...
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Pharmaceutical patent term extension update: the Commissioner appeals the Ono decision and the Australian Patent Office releases a practice update
The Australian Patent Commissioner has appealed the Federal Court decision of Ono Pharmaceutical Co, Ltd v Commissioner of Patents FCA 643 (“Ono”) relating to pharmaceutical patent term extensions...
The Australian Patent Commissioner has appealed the Federal Court decision of Ono Pharmaceutical Co, Ltd v Commissioner of Patents...
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The end is nigh: innovation patents closing soon – don’t miss out
As mentioned in our previous article, the innovation patent, Australia’s second tier patent system, is being phased out from 25 August 2021. Applications with a later filing date cannot...
As mentioned in our previous article, the innovation patent, Australia’s second tier patent system, is being phased out from...
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Ten top tips for engaging a software developer
It is absolutely essential, when engaging a software developer, to have mechanisms in place to ensure that the end product meets your needs. Will the software function in accordance...
It is absolutely essential, when engaging a software developer, to have mechanisms in place to ensure that the end...
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Republic of Nauru Enacts Trade Mark Registration System
In 2019, the Republic of Nauru’s Trademarks Act was enacted, and established the legal framework for the registration and protection of trade marks in Nauru.  Recently, the Republic of Nauru...
In 2019, the Republic of Nauru’s Trademarks Act was enacted, and established the legal framework for the registration and...
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Exporters – Are You Giving Away Your Important Business Assets?
In my experience Australia is a ‘clever country’ and Australian businesses frequently produce highly innovative products and processes. However, I have often seen that business owners are sometimes too...
In my experience Australia is a ‘clever country’ and Australian businesses frequently produce highly innovative products and processes. However,...
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