A recent Full Court decision (Fuchs Lubricants (Australasia) Pty Ltd v Quaker Chemical (Australasia) Pty Ltd [2021] FCAFC 65) has highlighted some of the problems associated with relying on the reasonable trial provisions under Australian Patent Law. The Patents Act 1990 (Cth) and regulations provide patentees with certain...

The Designs Amendment (Advisory Council on Intellectual Property Response) Bill 2020 (“the Bill”) was introduced into the Senate on 2nd December 2020. As reported in our earlier article, the Advisory Council on Intellectual Property (“ACIP”) had released its Final Report after investigating the current Australian designs system. The...

IP Australia’s Australian Intellectual Property Report 2020 reveals that Australians increased their overseas patent filings in 2019 by three per cent. As many readers would be aware, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), administers the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT). Under the PCT a single international application...

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