Review of AU Pharmaceutical Patent Term Extensions (PTEs)
The current provisions in the Australian Patents Act providing for extensions of term for pharmaceutical patents were introduced in 1998. They provide for an effective 15 year patent life...
The current provisions in the Australian Patents Act providing for extensions of term for pharmaceutical patents were introduced in...
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JT International SA v Commonwealth [2012] HCA 43
This was a case brought by JT International SA and the British American Tobacco group challenging the Tobacco Plain Packaging Act 2011 (Cth). Other tobacco companies, Philip Morris Limited,...
This was a case brought by JT International SA and the British American Tobacco group challenging the Tobacco Plain...
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Warranty Against Defects – Expiration of Transitional Grace Period
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has indicated that from October 2012, the “transitional arrangement” where the ACCC will take into account any practical difficulties for businesses in...
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has indicated that from October 2012, the “transitional arrangement” where the ACCC...
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Time Warp Anyone??
Can there be patent infringement at a time when the relevant patent/application is not even in existence? Well apparently yes, according to Middleton J in Britax Childcare Pty Ltd v...
Can there be patent infringement at a time when the relevant patent/application is not even in existence? Well apparently yes,...
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Software patent infringement costs BlackBerry $147.2M
BlackBerry maker, Research in Motion (RIM), has been found guilty of patent infringement and ordered to pay $147.2M in damages.
BlackBerry maker, Research in Motion (RIM), has been found guilty of patent infringement and ordered to pay $147.2M in...
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“Substantially” as a proviso in patent claims?
Many patent claims use word like “substantially” or “basically” or “fundamentally” as a proviso to a more absolute term, particularly in relation to shapes.  You often see phrases like...
Many patent claims use word like “substantially” or “basically” or “fundamentally” as a proviso to a more absolute term,...
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Trade Mark Official Fee Changes at IP Australia
IP Australia has recently announced changes to the official fees payable for various trade mark matters to encourage use of IP Australia's "approved means" for filing of applications and...
IP Australia has recently announced changes to the official fees payable for various trade mark matters to encourage use...
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