The long-awaited decision of the Full Federal Court in Research Affiliates was handed down today, 10 November 2014, dismissing the appeal from the applicant. The Court has found that the claimed invention directed to a computer-implemented method for generating an index is an abstract idea and a scheme that is merely implemented in a computer, […]
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Important changes to the Australian intellectual property system came into effect on 15 April 2013 affecting both trade mark and patent applications.
Changes to the standard of patentability and validity come into effect on 15 April 2013, setting a deadline of 12 April 2013 for requesting examination to take advantage of existing more lenient standards.
The Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) pilot program is an initiative between IP Australia and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to improve efficiencies in the examination of patent applications.
As of 2 July 2012, WIPO is allowing third party observations to be filed in respect of PCT applications.
The Australian Patent Office announced last week a new schedule of fees that will mostly take effect from 1 July 2012, with changes to fees for filing new applications taking effect from 1 October 2012. A copy of the new fee schedule published by the Australian Patent Office can be found here.
The “Intellectual Property Amendment (Raising The Bar) Act” was passed into law on 15 April 2012. See the full article here: Patent-law-changes-15April2012
Under current patent law in Australia, isolated biological materials, such as isolated genes, are considered patentable. This may be about to change with dangerous ramifications for the local bio-tech industry.
Welcome to the Cotters Trade Mark RoundUp, an overview of decisions of the Australian Trade Marks Office. The first RoundUp for 2011 covers S.52 opposition decisions from the end of 2010 (the most recent available).
The Australian Patent Office has recently implemented changes to the procedure for handling examination of divisional patent applications, as part of a broader “IP Reform” agenda.