Recognised POF practitioners – MIP IP Stars 2020

We’re proud to announce that a number of POF attorneys have been named among this year’s IP Stars in the 2020 MIP IP Stars awards. This year our Patent Stars were Managing Partner Ross McFarlane, Partners Dr Edwin Patterson and Alyssa Telfer, and Special Counsel Saskia Jahn.  Additionally,  Partners Russell Waters and Michael O’Donnell have …
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Much needed clarification on allowability of amendments post Raising the Bar

The Federal Court of Australia recently overturned a decision by the Commissioner of Patents whilst clarifying the test for determining whether an amendment to a complete specification is allowable (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation v BASF Plant Science GmbH [2020] FCA 328). In doing so, the Federal Court concluded that the approach taken under …
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Papua New Guinea COVID-19 Update

On 22 March 2020 the Papua New Guinea government declared a state of emergency due to the spread of COVID-19. Effective as of 24 March 2020, the Intellectual Property Office of Papua New Guinea will be physically shut for an initial period of 14 days. However, the Office will remain open in a digital capacity, …
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POF welcomes new Senior Associate, Dr Danielle Burns

Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick extends a warm welcome to our newest Senior Associate, Danielle Burns, who has recently joined the Chemistry and Life Sciences team in our Melbourne office. Danielle has extensive experience as a scientist and as a patent attorney with expertise in patent strategy, protection and enforcement in the Biotech sector.  She has a …
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