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

How do the laws of disclosure and support affect drafting patent specifications?

The Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Raising the Bar) Act 2012 (the RTB Act) commenced 3 years ago, and with the passage of the legislation came a number of important changes to the Patents Act 1990 (Cth) (the Act), in particular to increase the thresholds of  ‘disclosure’ and ‘support’ required in a patent specification.  Australian attorneys