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Extending Australian patent and trade mark deadlines amid COVID-19 (update 3)

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(See here for the latest update) Three-month extensions of time for COVID-19 related delays are now freely available for most Australian patent and trade mark deadlines. Deadlines that cannot be met due to COVID-19 related ‘circumstances beyond the control of the person’ can now be extended with a simple electronic request via an electronic portal […]

The demise of the innovation patent confirmed

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The demise of the innovation patent has been confirmed and a date has been set. Described by IP Australia as a ‘phase out’, innovation patent applications can still be filed but must benefit from an Australian non-provisional filing date (e.g. international filing date) no later than 25 August 2021; e.g. divisional patent applications for innovation […]

Extending Australian patent and trade mark deadlines amid COVID-19 (further update)

Extending Australian Patent And Trade Mark Deadlines Amid COVID-19 update 1

(See here for the latest update) Three-month extensions of time for COVID-19 related delays are now freely available for most Australian patent and trade mark deadlines. Deadlines that cannot be met due to COVID-19 related ‘circumstances beyond the control of the person’ can now be extended with a simple electronic request via an electronic portal […]

Extending Australian patent and trade mark deadlines amid COVID-19 (update)

Extending Australian Patent And Trade Mark Deadlines Amid COVID-19 update 1

(See here for the latest update) Three-month extensions of time for COVID-19 related delays are now freely available for most Australian patent and trade mark deadlines. For now, IP Australia (the Australian Patent and Trade Marks Office) has: provided standard text to be used in support of requests for extension of time; agreed to refund […]

Extending Australian patent and trade mark deadlines amid COVID-19

Extending Australian patent & trade mark deadlines

(See here for the latest update) IP Australia (the Australian Patent and Trade Marks Office) has not yet announced any measures specific to COVID-19. Fortunately, most* Australian patent and trade mark deadlines can be extended if they are missed, or cannot be met, “because of: a)  an error or omission by the person concerned or […]

Innovation into Profit Program

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A series of experts discuss the route from a new idea to a commercial return and the tools available to make it easier and improve the prospects of success. View the flyer Learn more Attend the event (free) Register Here Event Details 17 MARCH 2020 William Buck Level 20, 181 William Street Melbourne VIC 3000 […]

Taking another swing for charity

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We are again proud supporters of the City of Greater Dandenong’s ‘Take a Swing for Charity‘ golf day. Every year the City of Greater Dandenong, through its business networking unit South East Business Networks (SEBN), and together with key corporate sponsors, holds an annual afternoon of golf followed by dinner and a charity auction to […]

New Zealand patent fees to increase in 2020

New Zealand Patent Fee increase.

New excess claim fees and how to avoid them The Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand (IPONZ) has announced significant patent fee increases to take effect in 2020 as detailed here. Most of the changes take effect 13 February 2020, although the new maintenance and renewal fee rates apply to fees due on or after […]

The ‘metes and bounds of patentable computer-implemented inventions’ remain undefined

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The patent-eligibility of a computer-implemented business method was recently before an Australian Court. The Court emphasised that mere ‘generic computer implementation’ is not sufficient to render abstract ideas patentable, but declined to provide comprehensive guidance on the patent-eligibility of computer-implemented inventions (CIIs). In Australia: patent protection is available for ‘manners of manufacture’ and it is […]

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