POF Seminar: Inventive Step in Australia – today, tomorrow and beyond

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Inventive Step in Australia – today, tomorrow and beyond

The introduction of the Patents Act 1990 (Cth) made it possible to challenge the inventiveness of a patent claim based on prior art which did not form part of the common general knowledge.

Decisions of the Full Federal Court and High Court in AstraZeneca v Apotex have clarified when and how such prior art may be considered in answering the inventive step question and how the starting point for answering that question should be framed.

This seminar will explore the implications of AstraZeneca v Apotex for inventive step both pre and post “Raising the Bar” and whether the effect of these decisions justifies hoisting the bar yet higher.

About the presenter:

Adrian Crooks is an intellectual property lawyer and registered patent attorney who combines legal expertise with deep technological knowledge to advise Australian and international businesses in the resolution of commercial IP disputes. Adrian has extensive experience in representing clients in a range of patent infringement matters as well as other areas of intellectual property litigation, including registered design rights, trade marks and copyright.


Wednesday 18 May, 2016

12.15pm for a 12.30pm start (Melbourne and Sydney)

11.45am for a 12.00pm start (Adelaide)


Melbourne Office
Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick
Level 16, 333 Collins Street

Sydney Office
Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick
Level 19, 133 Castlereagh Street

Adelaide Office
Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick
Level 5/75 Hindmarsh Square

By Tuesday 17 May,  to Luana Spadafora at marketing@pof.com.au

A light lunch will be provided. Please advise of any dietary requirements.

If any of your colleagues are interested in attending, please feel free to forward this invitation to them. This seminar is only open to POF clients and in-house practitioners.

Seminar attendees may be eligible to claim points towards their professional development/education. Please refer to your relevant guidelines for more information.