Patents: inventive concept in determining entitlement

The Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC) has held that the inventive concept of a European patent (EP) application had been devised by an employee of the applicant, so the applicant was therefore entitled to make the application.

05 June 2019

Patents: obviousness in relation to patent for dosage regime

The Supreme Court has confirmed that a patent for a dosage regime of a drug used to treat erectile dysfunction (ED) was obvious over the prior art.

08 May 2019

Move back to patentability of computer implemented business methods in Australia? Rokt Pte Ltd v Commissioner of Patents [2018] FCA 1988

We consider Rokt Pte Ltd v Commissioner of Patents, in which the Australian Federal Court provided guidance for the Commissioner to take a more open minded approach to considering patentability of inventions.

06 February 2019

Patenting for and by artificial intelligence

Katharine Stephens considers some of the questions surrounding patentability of artificial intelligence (AI) systems and their ‘inventions’.

10 December 2018

IPOS launch of Fintech Fast Track initiative

In line with Singapore's status as a regional financial hub, the Intellectual Property of Singapore (IPOS) has launched an initiative to shorten grant of patent applications in the field of financial technology (FinTech) to as fast as 6 months.

15 May 2018