Australian Patent Journal Round-Up 21 June 2012

An Australian Patent Opposition, Revocation and Extension of Term Round-Up from the Patent Office Journal dated 21 June 2012.


Opposition Proceedings


Opposition Lodged

No new oppositions to acceptance have been filed as at 21 June 2012.


Opposition Withdrawn

Opposition to acceptance of the following applications has been withdrawn as at 21 June 2012:

Application No. Applicant(s) Opponent(s)
2003203773 ANSAC Pty Ltd Wesfarmers Char Pty Ltd
2005207096 DE Technologies Limited Securency International Pty Ltd
2007234313 Bioteq Environmental Technologies Inc. Paques IP B.V.


Applications Withdrawn

No additional applications have been withdrawn following opposition as at 21 June 2012.


Extensions of Term of Standard Patents

The following application(s) for Extension of Term have been granted under Section 74:

Patent No. Patentee(s) Goods & New expiry date
657706 Alkermes Pharma Ireland Ltd. FAM YRA fampridine

New expiry date 1 November 2016


Surrendered and Revoked  Letters Patent

Surrender Letters Patent

The following patents have been offered for surrender as at 21 June 2012:

Patent No. Patentee(s) Patent Date Title
716747 CSL Limited 15 June 2000 Stabilised growth hormone formulation and method of preparation thereof
779581 H. Lundbeck A/S 26 May 2005 Process for the preparation of 5-carboxyphthalide and its use for the production of citalopram


Revocation of Patent

The following patents have been revoked under Section 138 as at 21 June 2012:

Patent No. Patentee(s) Patent Date Court Order
715655 Sanofi-Aventis 17 February 1997 Federal Court of Australia, No. NSD612/2012; Court Order dated 29 May 2012