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Claim Drafting Tip: Written Description and Obviousness of Claims with Functional Features — Two Sides of the Same Coin

A recent precedential decision by the United States Federal Circuit (Nuvo Pharmaceuticals v DR. Reddy’s Laboratories (Fed Cir, No 17-2473, 15 May 2019) has provided valuable advice on the balance between obviousness and written description.  The decision reversed a final judgement of a District Court Bench Trial that found function-limited claims in US 6,926,907 and US 8,557,285

Australian Rugby League Commission – protecting its brands and golden history through IP

April 26 is World IP Day for 2019, with the theme of “Reach for Gold – IP & Sports”. Shelston Intellectual Property and Shelston Lawyers, congratulate Australian Rugby League Commission Limited (ARLC) and its related entities including New South Wales Rugby League Limited and Queensland Rugby Football League Limited for their sustained and successful efforts

World IP Day – Reaching for Gold – An interview with elite athlete and patent attorney, Allira Hudson-Gofers

Allira Hudson-Gofers is a Senior Associate at Shelston IP and Team Leader of the Engineering and ICT team. She is also an elite athlete who has represented Australia in the sports of handball and beach handball, competing in the Handball World Championships in 2007, 2009 and 2011, and in the Beach Handball World Championships in 2012,

Government urged to retain innovation patent system

An article written by Grant Shoebridge, Principal at Shelston IP, has recently been published in AMT (Australian Manufacturing Technology) magazine.  The article emphasises the importance of retaining and revising, rather than abolishing, Australia’s Innovation Patent System.   Background Innovators currently have two options for protecting inventions in Australia – the standard patent system and the

Federal Court shows generics how to avoid infringement of Swiss-style claims

Under Australian practice, both method of treatment and Swiss-style claims, in the format use of [compound X] in the manufacture of a medicament for the treatment of [condition Y]” are permitted. As reported previously, method of treatment and Swiss-style claims are directed to different infringing acts in Australia. This highlights the importance of pursuing both

Shelston IP Finalist – Client Choice Awards 2019

Shelston IP has been named a Finalist in the Financial Review Client Choice Awards 2019 for Best IP Specialist Firm.   Beaton Research + Consulting, the leading researcher in ‘voice of the client’ services and consultant to professional services, provides the independent research behind the Awards. The survey research for the Client Choice Awards and beatonbenchmarks is

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