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On 1 July 2016, IP Australia and the European patent office (EPO) announced the commencement of a three year patent pilot program aimed at leveraging patent prosecution in one of the two jurisdictions to fast track patent prosecution in the other jurisdiction.
The Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) has recently overturned a decision of the Commissioner of Patents and found that Swiss-style claims can form the basis for a patent term extension when the production of the pharmaceutical substance involves the use of recombinant DNA technology.