[caption id="attachment_25592" align="alignright" width="306"] Photo created by aleksandarlittlewolf - www.freepik.com[/caption] The Australian Patent Office has recently re-affirmed in Ono Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. et al [2020] APO 43 that a request for a pharmaceutical patent term extension (PTE) must be based on the earliest first regulatory approval...

The rules regarding patent amendments for Australian amendments change once the patent has undergone substantive examination and stands accepted. The same changed rules also apply after the grant of an Australian Patent.   Unlike some other major jurisdictions such as Europe and the USA which allow a patent to be opposed within a...

[caption id="attachment_25293" align="alignright" width="200"] Photo by Sharon McCutcheon on Unsplash[/caption] A Pharmaceutical Patent Term Extension is an option that is available to eligible patentees in Australia and is intended to restore a portion of the patent term that is lost while the pharmaceutical product awaits regulatory approval. Under Australian...

Have you just received a cease-and-desist letter from someone accusing you of infringing their patent? Does the letter order you to stop all your commercial activities immediately? An accusation of patent infringement is a serious concern which can prove to be a costly mistake, if ignored. However,...

[caption id="attachment_24970" align="alignleft" width="345"] Photo by ThisisEngineering RAEng on Unsplash[/caption] “We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery, guided each by a private chart, of which there is no duplicate. The world is all gates, all opportunities.”― Ralph Waldo Emerson         [vc_separator type="transparent"][vc_separator type="normal"]What does...

In a long sought win for patentees, in Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Limited v Commissioner of Patents [2020] FCA 778, Justice Burley of the Federal Court has found that the claims of a group of innovation patents directed to electronic gaming machines (EGM) claim patentable...

  [caption id="attachment_24568" align="alignnone" width="480"] Glass Outlet's Spigot Insulator[/caption] Key points: A certified innovation patent is one effective, fast and relatively inexpensive option for deterring copycats and competitors Avoid selling or disclosing your invention until after patent protection has been sought 25 August 2021 is last possible filing date for new...

          When you’re ready to apply for a patent, it can be beneficial to get advice from an attorney. Australian Patent attorneys are specialists in this area of the law and they will be able to guide you through the requirements for patenting your product and answer any...

  Our firm is based in Brisbane but many of the patent specifications we write are for inventors that are located in other parts of Australia. We’ve prepared patent applications for people needing patent attorney help in many other towns including Lismore, Melbourne, Townsville, Bundaberg, Caloundra...

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