Australian Patent Journal Round-Up 31 October – 14 November 2013

An Australian Patent Opposition, Revocation and Extension of Term Round-Up from the Patent Office Journal dated 31 October – 14 November 2013.

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Please note that the information in the tables below is correct as at the date of the Patent Office Journal but is subject to change.  Please check AUSPAT for the current status of any of the patents below.

Opposition Proceedings

Opposition Lodged

Acceptance of the following patent applications has been opposed:

Application No. Title Applicant(s) Opponent(s)
2012203345 Delivery devices and their uses Argenta Manufacturing Limited Fonterra Co-Operative Group Limited
2008325000 Non-fat dry milk production processes for cheesemaking Leprino Foods Company
2009278274 Security arrangement Giesecke & Devrient GmbH Innovia Security Pty Ltd

Opposition Withdrawn

Opposition to acceptance of the following applications have been withdrawn:

Application No. Title Applicant(s) Opponent(s)
2007261586 Lock for securing wear parts to earth-working equipment ESCO Corporation CQMS Pty Ltd
2007259122 Simultaneous, separate or sequential therapeutic use of at least one botulinum neurotoxin and of at least one opiate derivative Ipsen Pharma S.A.S. Allergan, Inc.
2008202967 Abuse-Resistant Controlled-Release Opioid Dosage Form Endo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Mundipharma Pty Limited
2006286466 Adaptive user interface for rock drilling rig Sandvik Mining and Construction Oy Atlas Copco Rock Drills AB

Opposition Dismissed

Application No. Title Applicant(s) Opponent(s)
2012203295 System for causticisation of a bayer liquor BHP Billiton Worsley Alumina Pty Ltd Alcoa of Australia Limited

Applications Withdrawn

Application No. Title Applicant(s) Opponent(s)
2006252478 Methods for enhancing palatability of compositions for animal consumption Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc. Specialites Pet Food
2008203522 Means of improving the side impact protection of a child safety seat Britax Childcare Pty Ltd IGC Dorel Pty Ltd
2003298543 Methods and compositions for improving growth of meat-type poultry North Carolina State University; Bioresource International, Inc. Novozymes A/S

Extensions of Term of Standard Patents

Applications Filed

No application(s) for Extension of Term under Section 70 have been made.


Applications Accepted

Patent No Title Applicant Approval Date & Goods
2010200660 The treatment of respiratory diseases Sosei R&D Ltd. TOVANOR BREEZHALER glycopyrronium (as bromide)   12 Nov 2012
2011202520 Human monoclonal antibodies against CD20 Genmab A/S ARZERRA ofatumumab   11 Feb 2013


Extensions granted

Patent No Title Applicant Approval Date & Goods Expiry Date
2002231970 Mucoadhesive pharmaceutical formulations GW Pharma Limited SATIVEX nabiximols    26 Nov 2012 14 Feb 2027
2003237886 C-aryl glucoside SGLT2 inhibitors and method Bristol-Myers Squibb Company FORXIGA dapagliflozin 22 Oct 2012 22 Oct 2027

Surrendered and Revoked Letters Patent

Surrendered Letters Patent

No patents have been offered for surrender.

Revocation of Letters Patent

No patents have been revoked.