K&L Gates releases 2017/18 Patents Year in Review – Second Edition

2017/18 was an intriguing 12 months in the Australian patent landscape, with Courts being called upon to deliver decisions in relation to a number of issues that have not previously been judicially considered. The judgments delivered in this period have dealt with the patentability of methods claims deploying genetic information, patent term extensions for “Swiss-style” claims and whether applying to list a product on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme constitutes an act of patent infringement.

Our Patents team has prepared the 2017/18 Patents Year in Review e-Publication which is available online. To view the Update, click here.

By Simone Mitchell, Nigel Lokan, Steven Wulff, Alex Dunlop, Michael Christie, Willem du Preez, Jaimie Wolbers, Colette Legeret and Wendy Mansell

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