Update: New extended deadline of 31 October 2020 for requesting extensions of time at IP Australia when a deadline cannot be met due to COVID-19

IP Australia is providing free extensions of time of up to three months if a deadline cannot be met due to the effects of COVID-19.  The period for requesting such an extension has now been extended until 31 October 2020.  Depending on the ongoing impact of the pandemic, both in Australia and overseas, this period

Update: New extended deadline of 30 September 2020 for requesting extensions of time at IP Australia when a deadline cannot be met due to COVID-19

IP Australia is providing free extensions of time of up to three months if a deadline cannot be met due to the effects of COVID-19.  The period for requesting such an extension has now been extended until 30 September 2020.  Depending on the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, both in Australia and overseas, this

Update: New extended deadline of 31 August 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 met due to the effects of COVID-19.  We are pleased to report that this period has now been extended until 31 August 2020.  Depending on

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

Ride2Work Day: Wacky bicycle patents

It’s that time of the year once more in Australia: National Ride2Work Day (Wednesday 16 October 2019).  In celebration of pedal power, here’s a tour of some weird and wacky cycling patents:   One wheeled vehicle (US patent 325,548) This curious vehicle, where the rider sits inside the wheel, was patented by John Otto Lose

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