IP Australia has released the Australian Intellectual Property Report 2015, with statistics on IP filings and grants and trends.
P Australia has issued consultation papers on removing red tape and other streamlining options
IP Australia has published a report on patent pendency in Australia
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.
IP Australia has issued an Issues Paper on the proposed amendments to the Patents Act: (1) to insert an “objects” clause; and (2) to exclude from patentable subject matter inventions which it would be “offensive” to commercially exploit. These plans arise out of a recommendations made by ACIP which the Government announced it accepted. The consultation now is on the wording to implement those policies. An objects clause The consultation paper proposes 2.. Read More
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 opinion search fee priority date other things Schedule 3 filing of evidence in oppositions extensions of.. Read More
While we’re on the subject of raising patent standards, the Commissioner has also introduced new rules for divisional applications. IPNow and Patentology explore what it all means for those of you filing patent applications.
Patentology looks at the problems that arise with serving documents in Opposition proceedings before the Commissioner / Registrar (i.e. IP Australia) (a) electronically and (b) outside business hours. Obviously (well, not so obviously when you’re used to dealing with the pragmatic approach of the Federal Court), if the material is served outside business hours, it is not served until the next business day, but it may be even more complicated if you are.. Read More
Patent Baristas look at rule changes introduced by IP Australia to stop patent applicants circumventing the $100 surcharge for each claim in a patent in excess of 20 claims. Read on here with links to IP Australia’s announcement. Apparently, IP Australia plans that the new arrangements come into force on 1 August 2010. Wonder whether the CoreEconomy guys will be publishing articles about distorting the market for excessive claiming? Still, is it just.. Read More