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Patentec – 2016 Intellectual Property Practitioner of the Year, Australia

We are pleased to announce that, following a period of extensive and in-depth research, Patentec has been selected as the
2016 Intellectual Property Practitioner of the Year, Australia.
The awards team examined a number of key firms and individuals from all over the world, in an effort to recognise the top intellectual property teams and...
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Patenting computer implemented business methods in Australia

The Full Federal Court has handed down the long anticipated decision of Commissioner of Patents v RPL Central Pty Ltd [2015] FCAFC 177 which offers guidance as to “whether computer implemented business methods are patentable in Australia

The Background

RPL Central’s Australian innovation...
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PCT National phase deadline falling on a weekend, holiday or other non-working day

What happens if the deadline for filing a foreign patent application falls on a weekend, holiday or other non-working day?
Both the PCT and Paris Conventions refer to non-working days and holidays.

Under the PCT

If the PCT national phase deadline falls on a Saturday or Sunday, the national phase entry deadline is the next...
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