The European Patent Office extends its reach eastward

Given the importance of Australian/Asian economic ties, it may interest our clients to hear that the European Patent Office (EPO) has recently signed a deal with the Cambodian government that paves the way for European patent applicants and patent right holders to extend their European rights to Cambodia.   The deal brokered between the EPO

Australia and Europe hit the Patent Prosecution Highway

Australian patent applicants take note: there is now a way to speed up the progress of your corresponding European application. If you obtain an accepted Australian application (or have a granted Australian patent) and have at least one of those accepted claims in your European application, you can use the Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) to