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

The Patent Office provides clarity regarding enablement of polypeptide claims

Australia has relatively recently implemented support laws that require a specification to provide sufficient information to enable the skilled person to perform an invention over the entire scope of the claims without undue burden or the need for further invention. These new support laws have been stringently applied by the Patent Office, in particular in