Australian Patent Office overruled – Swiss-style claims can confer eligibility for patent term extensions

As previously reported, the Australian Patent Office issued two decisions in August 2015 in which it found that Swiss-style claims (which are of the general type “Use of compound X in the manufacture of a medicament for a specified (and new) therapeutic use”) cannot be used to support a patent term extension (PTE).  However, this

Criteria for pharmaceutical patent term extensions clarified

To compensate patent owners for the time it takes to obtain regulatory and marketing approval for new drugs, the Australian Patents Act provides for patent term extensions of up to five years. However, in order to have an extension of term granted, a number of requirements need to be satisfied.   These requirements include: (a)

Criteria for pharmaceutical term extensions clarified

To compensate patent owners for the time it takes to obtain regulatory and marketing approval for new drugs, the Australian Patents Act provides for patent term extensions of up to five years. However, in order to have an extension of term granted, a number of requirements need to be satisfied. One of these requirements is