Tag Archives: Australia

New Edition of C.I.P.A. Guide to Patent Acts Published

This “Guide” is a 1528 page book published by the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys via Thomson Reuters, and edited by Paul Cole and Richard Davis. Of course, it mostly focused on UK patent law, but draws upon a variety … Continue reading

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Patenting “Natural Products” Down-Under Post-Myriad

Although the Australian High Court held that claims to naturally occurring DNA (e.g., BRCA1 nucleic acid) were not patent eligible because they were not a “manner of manufacture,” since the encoded information therein was not “made” by human action, in … Continue reading

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Australia – High Court Decision on Methods of Medical Treatment

This is a guest post from Bill Bennett of Pizzeys in Australia. It covers Apotex Pty Ltd v Sanofi-Aventis Australia Pty Ltd [2013] HCA 50 (4 December 2013). (A copy of the full decision is available at the end of … Continue reading

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Major Changes to IP Law in Australia Enacted

This guest post by Tom Gumley, PhD, a partner in the well-known Freehills Patent and Trademark firm provides a lengthy guide to the changes wrought by Australia’s new patent law, that was enacted on April 15, 2012. The law brings … Continue reading

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