Patent Term Extensions in Australia: under pressure but safe for now

Government responds to the Productivity Commission Report and the Courts find “Swiss-style” claims not sufficient for a PTE   The Australian Government, in its highly anticipated response to the Productivity Commission’s Report, recommended only a minor change to the legislation relating to patent term extensions (PTEs).  Almost simultaneously, in the equally eagerly-awaited decision of the

Is the term of your US patent critical? If so, you may want to carefully consider how the US patent is prosecuted in order to maximize Patent Term Adjustment. Here’s how…

One of the many differences between Australian patent law and US patent law is the term of a patent.  In Australia, the term of a patent runs for a fixed 20 years from the filing date.  However, an extension of up to 5 years is available for certain standard patents relating to pharmaceutical substances.  Whilst