New Zealand’s Patents Act 2013 – support means support (which is more than fair basis)

When  New Zealand’s new Patents Act 2013 commenced on 13 September 2014, one of the less-heralded changes was the shift in the invention disclosure requirement from “fair basis” under the old Act (Patents Act 1953) to “support”, as now required under section 39(2)(c) of the new Act.  A recent decision of the Intellectual Property Office

Patents covering microorganisms – new deposit receipt requirements in New Zealand

When a claim of a patent covers a micro-organism that is difficult to reproduce or a method that requires the use of such a micro-organism, the patentee may meet the obligation to fully disclose the micro-organism by depositing a sample of the micro-organism in a recognised depositary institution under the Budapest Treaty. The new New