Australia-New Zealand “SAP” and “SEP” patent reforms now officially culled

In our article of 29 July 2016, we suggested that the proposed Australia-New Zealand Single Application Process (“SAP”) and Single Examination Process (“SEP”) schemes were unlikely to proceed, given a report tabled by the Commerce Select Committee of the New Zealand Parliament.   The New Zealand Government has now, unsurprisingly, followed the Select Committee’s recommendation

Eminem has not sued the New Zealand Government for copyright infringement

Unfortunately, the facts sometimes get in the way of a good story. Despite headlines such as “Eminem sues the New Zealand Government” going viral over the past few days, we regret to advise that the reality is not quite so tasty. Neither Eminem, nor as we understand things, his current representatives, have initiated any such