08 - 03 - 2021

Extension of time for Australian Patents due to COVID-19– by Dr Justin Sweetman

Following on from my article of 6 July 2020 relating to extension of time for missed deadlines, if an applicant is ha...
04 - 03 - 2021

Will Your Australian Domain Name Survive? – by Jenny Mackie

On 12 April 2021 the rules regarding being entitled to hold .com.au and .net.au domain names will change.  These rule...
10 - 12 - 2020

Nice Classification Changes in 2021 – by Jenny Mackie

From 1 January 2021 there will be changes made to the 11th Edition of the Nice Classification.  The main changes are...
06 - 07 - 2020

Missed deadlines for Australian Patents: All is not lost – by Dr Justin Sweetman

Compared to other countries, where a missed deadline on a patent application or patent can result in irreversible los...
30 - 06 - 2020

Patentable Subject Matter Eligibility: Computer-Implemented Inventions in Australia – Federal Court Provides Renewed Hope – By Dr Katherine Rock

Case Note: Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Limited v Commissioner of Patents [2020] FCA 778 A recent Federal C...
20 - 09 - 2019

Recent Federal Court Decision Re-Affirms Approach to Assessing Patentability Of Computer Implemented Technology – By Lars Koch

The Full Bench of the Federal Court of Australia in Encompass Corporation Pty Ltd v Info Track Pty Ltd [2019] FCAFC d...