Region: Australia

Four key IP implications from the rise of orphan drugs

The growing importance of rare disease treatments has strategic, commercial and potential political ramifications for life sciences IP

29 October 2019

Australian patent reforms survive last-ditch Senate opposition

A bid to retain the innovation patent system was defeated, but legislators agreed to a six-month extension of its phaseout and instructed the government to study SME patent issues

17 October 2019

Territory, not technology, is Alibaba’s biggest challenge

The Jack Ma era has come to an end at the Chinese giant, leaving his successor to leverage the company’s data and services to establish a strong presence in the APAC region

20 September 2019

Australia’s harsh approach to software patents set to continue

Observers had hoped Friday’s decision in the Encompass case would clarify key patentability questions. But a Full Bench of the Federal Court of Australia did not take the opportunity to do so

17 September 2019

Looming Australian IP reforms are a concern for life sciences innovators

Worries about patent eligible subject matter, compulsory licensing and the abolition of innovation patents have been expressed as the country moves closer to re-jigging the system

09 September 2019

A profession transformed

How Australian IP firms have re-vamped their business models in the face of economic conditions and regulatory reforms, and what this means for practitioners and clients

30 August 2019

An IP revolution Down Under

Incorporations, public listings, acquisitions and mergers have transformed the once staid world of patent law practice in Australia and New Zealand

02 August 2019

Australian diagnostic method judgment shows US to be the eligibility outlier

Federal court’s detailed decision emphatically upholds patentability and emphasises, once again, that the Mayo regime is the exception not the rule

26 July 2019

Rare Panasonic assertion targets Taiwanese laptop maker

Osaka-based firm seeks to fend off Toughbook rival with design rights, a field of IP that Japanese policymakers are seeking to boost with legislative IP reforms currently under consideration

10 June 2019

Rio Tinto takes aim at aluminium rival in IP spat after US tariff exclusion reveals possible infringement

The metals and mining giant accuses US rival, which has prospered under President Trump’s import tariffs, of infringing two patents

06 May 2019

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