Please note: this webinar has been rescheduled to June 7 due to a public holiday in the US on May 31.
Securing patent rights for chemical and life science inventions in Australia
Australia’s written description requirements for patent specifications were significantly raised in 2013 with the introduction of “The Intellectual Property Laws Amendments (Raising The Bar) Act 2012”. Additionally, in 2015 the High Court of Australia revised the approach to determining patentable subject matter, particularly in the context of biological inventions (D'Arcy v Myriad Genetics Inc  HCA 3). A significant body of Patent Office decisions and case law has since emerged to guide practitioners in navigating these requirements.
In this seminar, Principals Simon Potter, PhD, and Mike Zammit, PhD, will provide a summary of current Patent Office practice and case law in these areas and give recommendations for drafting and prosecuting patent applications with these requirements in mind. A case study reviewing current practice for antibody-related inventions will also be presented.