IAM Patent 1000 2022

Patents are essential business commodities and knowing how to obtain, enforce and monetise them has become mission critical. The IAM Patent 1000 has firmly established itself as the definitive ‘go-to’ resource for those seeking to identify world-class, private practice patent expertise.

New Zealand

The biggest update to New Zealand patent law in 2021 is the relaxing of double patenting. Previously, no more than one patent could originate from the same invention. However, the decision by the IP Office of New Zealand (IPONZ) in Ganymed Pharmaceuticals introduces the possibility of overcoming a double patenting...

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The biggest update to New Zealand patent law in 2021 is the relaxing of double patenting. Previously, no more than one patent could originate from the same invention. However, the decision by the IP Office of New Zealand (IPONZ) in Ganymed Pharmaceuticals introduces the possibility of overcoming a double patenting objection by surrendering or amending the accepted parent application. It is widely considered to be a major victory for patentees in the country.

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