Category Archives: Non-U.S. Practice

Mumbo Jumbo: The Patentability of Biological Materials In Australia

From Vaughn Barlow of Pizzeys Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys. 1. Introduction The Patent Amendment (Human Genes and Biological Materials) Bill (2010) is currently being debated before the Australian parliament. The Bill seeks to ban the patenting of all biological … Continue reading

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European Union Patent Update

Authored by Ms. Camilla Rendal Nielsen of Zacco Denmark A/S Latest news: Finally on the road towards an EU patent: Only Spain and Italy so far outside proposal to create a new EU-patent After failing to reach an agreement on … Continue reading

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Divided We Fall – New Rules Limit Divisional Applications in Australia

This is a guest post from Bill Bennett of Pizzeys. Where a divisional application presents claims for examination which have been previously rejected in the parent (or grand-parent) application, then the APO will give the applicant only 2 months to … Continue reading

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UK Patent Applications On The Fast Track – Nothing Extra Payable

Guest post from Paul Cole of Lucas & Co. Claims searched, examined and approved for grant (subject to publication and possible third party comments) within six working days? Not only theoretically possible but actually achieved in an application filed earlier … Continue reading

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