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  1. Legal news
    23 February 2021
    Patent claims directed at solving the volume of workplace health & safety paperwork are ‘a good idea’ but unpatentable: Federal Court of Australia
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/australia/patent-claims-directed-at-solving-the-volume-of-workplace-health-and-safety-paperwork

    Can a patentee overcome a decision that the invention claimed is not a manner of manufacture (ie. does not contain patentable subject matter) by amendment? On 29 January 2021, the decision in Repipe #2 was handed down ...

  2. Legal news
    17 August 2020
    Australia Chapter in "Antitrust and Intellectual Property Review" Fifth Edition
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/australia/australia-chapter-in-antitrust-and-intellectual-property-review-fifth-edition

    Our Australian competition and IP team have recently contributed a chapter to the Fifth Edition of The Intellectual Property and Antitrust Review.

  3. Legal news
    05 December 2019
    Australia remains closed for business on computer implemented business method patents
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/australia/australia-remains-closed-for-business-on-computer-implemented-business-method-patents

    Despite convening a special 5 judge bench for a recent appeal heard by the Full Federal Court, that Court's decision in Encompass Corporation Pty Ltd v InfoTrack Pty Ltd [2019] FCAFC 161 (Encompass) provides no promise ...

  4. Legal news
    13 December 2017
    Patent Term Extensions
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2017/australia/patent-term-extensions

    In Australia the application of the Patent Term Extension provisions of the Patents Act 1990 have been construed narrowly so that PTEs are applicable to only certain types of pharmaceutical patents.