New Zealand: Daisy-chaining of divisionals to be nipped in the bud following Government review?

A New Zealand Government review has commenced under which the facility to “daisy chain” divisionals from applications proceeding under the Patents Act 1953 is under threat.  In this article, we examine some of the rationale behind this review – and conclude, all things considered, that changes are likely.   “Old Act”, “new Act” and “daisy

Who gets a hearing? Implementation of the “two-month deadline” for Australian divisional applications

The Australian Patent Office has been progressively implementing measures to expedite examination of divisional applications. Directions to request examination now issue within two months of filing and official reports issue within two months of examination being requested (compared to 24 months and 14 months, respectively, for non-divisional standard patent applications).   The Patent Office has