The Full Court has held an exclusive licensee bound to keep paying costs of patent litigation even after the licence expired
Last week, 8 May, WIPO’s General Assembly re-elected Dr Francis Gurry to a second 6 year term, beginning 1 October 2014 as Director-General of WIPO.
The Intellectual Property Laws Amendment Bill 2014 has been introduced with the proposed compulsory licence under the TRIPS Protocol for medicines and other reforms
Transition period to register security interest claims over IP expires on 31 January 2014
IP Australia has released a consultation paper, with draft exposure legislation, for an Intellectual Property Laws Amendment Bill 2014. Comments by 7 Feb 2014.
Last week, the 5th Francis Gurry Lecture at the University of Melbourne was given by Dr Francis Gurry, the Director-General of WIPO (and so the highest ranking Australian official in UN organisations), himself. The topic “Re-thinking the Role of IP’.
The Intellectual Property Laws Amendment Bill 2013 was introduced into Parliament today. The changes include: amendments to the Crown use provisions in the Patents Act to ensure they apply where the relevant Commonwealth, State or Territory government has primary responsibility for funding or providing the service and to include a requirement for approval by the relevant […]
Following the conclusion of consultations about the draft Intellectual Property Legislation Amendment Regulations (the regulations to implement the “Raising the Bar” amendments), IP Australia has published a document outlining the outcomes of the consultation process. The document outlines what IP Australia is proposing to do/implement in relation to: Schedule 1 preliminary search and […]
IP Australia has published the first tranche of draft regulations to implement the Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Raising the Bar) Act 2012 (most of which comes into force on 15 April next year). This tranche includes the draft regulations for: Schedule 1 – Raising the quality of granted patents, Schedule 4 – Assisting the operations […]
A video of Chief Justice French’s 4th Annual Francis Gurry address A Public Law Perspective on Intellectual Property Law is now online.