MBIP succeeds in revoking a granted patent by strategic use of re-examination   When clients come to us to determine the best options for challenging a granted Australian patent, different considerations come into play. A challenger must evaluate the cost involved, the level of participation and rates...

At the beginning of June, Australian Patent Attorney Brendan Nugent will be visiting Philadelphia to attend the BIO International Convention. Brendan is a life sciences and chemistry patent specialist and has vast experience in preparing, filing and prosecuting patent applications in the field of biotechnology, pharmaceuticals...

The Federal Court of Australia in Mylan Health Pty Ltd v Sun Pharma ANZ Pty Ltd [2019] FCA 28 has considered whether a generic manufacturer of a pharmaceutical product sold under a “skinny label” could be liable for indirect infringement of a patent. In this...

The Federal Government has proposed legislative amendments to the Patents Act 1990 to abolish the innovation patent system, following recommendations by the Productivity Commission which it accepted last year. Along with several other industry groups, the Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys (IPTA) has been actively lobbying...

[caption id="attachment_20262" align="alignright" width="300"] BuzzBuddy fitted to a trumpet[/caption] Any brass playing enthusiast will know the mouth fatigue that comes from playing for hours; sore lip muscles are just part of the pursuit of musical perfection! Imagine then what it must be like for those musicians...

I've received a cease and desist letter alleging that I'm infringing someone's patent. What should I do? The first thing is "Don't panic!". While a letter like this should be taken very seriously the fact is that simply because the allegation has been made doesn't mean...

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