Shelston IP – A Tier One Firm in Both Patents and Trade Marks

The international IP journal Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) conducts a worldwide survey of IP practitioners each year as a key benchmark for the industry.  We are delighted to announce that Shelston IP has, for 2020, been ranked by MIP as a Tier 1 firm for patent prosecution in Australia. This ranking reflects the calibre of our

IP Australia extends period for requesting extensions of time for deadlines which cannot be met due to COVID-19

New extended deadline of 31 July 2020 for requesting extensions of time at IP Australia when a deadline cannot be met due to COVID-19.   Initially, in April 2020, IP Australia announced that free extensions of time of up to three months could be requested until 31 May 2020 when a deadline could not be

Patenting proteins: an Australian perspective

Biological molecules, including polypeptides and, in some cases, nucleic acids, can be patented under Australian law.  The level of disclosure that is required to support and enable a claim to a polypeptide will depend on several factors, including:   i.    the identity of the person skilled in the art; ii.   the information disclosed in

Congratulations: Shelston IP Highly Recommended IAM Patent 1000

IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Professionals 2020 has again listed Shelston IP as Highly Recommended for their patent prosecution.   Congratulations to our ranked practitioners Paul Harrison, Chris Bevitt, Greg Whitehead and Michael Christie. “The impeccably qualified team of patent attorneys and attorneys at law at Shelston IP has achieved great success in recent years, especially in tapping

A non-obvious (inventive) solution for issuing parking infringement notices

Vehicle Monitoring Systems Pty Ltd v SARB Management Group Pty Ltd [2020] FCA 408 This decision forms part of an ongoing battle between two Australian companies over patented technology for improving the efficiency by which authorities monitor and manage access to public parking.  In this decision, the Federal Court of Australia provides some helpful guidance

The matter with added matter in patent specifications – Allowability of amendments under post ‘Raising the Bar’ test

In the recent decision, CSIRO v BASF Plant Science GmbH [2020] FCA 328, the Federal Court of Australia considered the allowability of amendments to patent specifications under s 102(1) of the Patents Act 1990, as amended by the ‘Raising the Bar’ Act[1]. In overturning a decision of the Commissioner of Patents, Beach J decided that

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