Ruling Bolsters Grace Period for Divisional Applications
On 1 April 2002, Australian patent legislation introduced expanded “grace period” provisions for disregarding certain disclosures as potential prior art.
On 1 April 2002, Australian patent legislation introduced expanded “grace period” provisions for disregarding certain disclosures as potential prior...
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Full Federal Court Considers Innovation Patent on Appeal
As reported in an earlier news alert, in August 2008 a single judge of the Federal Court of Australia handed down his decision on the first case to consider...
As reported in an earlier news alert, in August 2008 a single judge of the Federal Court of Australia...
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H Lundbeck A/S v Alphapharm Pty Ltd [2009] FCAFC 70
The Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia has recently handed down its decision in the Australian round of litigation relating to Lundbeck’s patent for the antidepressant Escitalopram...
The Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia has recently handed down its decision in the Australian round...
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New Facebook usernames and your trade marks
As you may be aware from recent media reports, from tomorrow Facebook will allow users to register a username as part of a second-level domain name, in the form...
As you may be aware from recent media reports, from tomorrow Facebook will allow users to register a username...
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Sigma Pharmaceuticals (Australia) v Wyeth
In the recent Australian Federal Court decision of Sigma Pharmaceuticals (Australia) Pty Ltd v Wyeth FCA 595, Wyeth were successful in preventing Sigma’s launch of a generic version...
In the recent Australian Federal Court decision of Sigma Pharmaceuticals (Australia) Pty Ltd v Wyeth FCA 595, Wyeth...
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Kimberly-Clarke Succeeds in Trade Mark Federal Court Appeal
The Federal Court recently handed down its decision in an important trade mark case involving leading global health and hygiene company Kimberly-Clark (K-C). The decision deals with trade mark...
The Federal Court recently handed down its decision in an important trade mark case involving leading global health and...
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Cutler Report on Australian Innovation System Released
Senator Kim Carr, Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, recently released the Cutler Report, which is a review of Australia's National Innovation System. An expert panel, led by...
Senator Kim Carr, Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, recently released the Cutler Report, which is a review...
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First Case to Deal with the Validity of Innovation Patents Handed Down
In the first case seeking to challenge an innovation patent on the basis of lack of innovative step, Spruson & Ferguson’s client, Delnorth successfully defended three innovation patents for...
In the first case seeking to challenge an innovation patent on the basis of lack of innovative step, Spruson...
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Accelerated Examination of Australian Patent Applications
Australian patent law has for some time now had a provision (regulation 3.17(2)) where examination of a patent application can be expedited at the applicant’s request. The Commissioner of...
Australian patent law has for some time now had a provision (regulation 3.17(2)) where examination of a patent application...
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