POF Seminar: New Zealand legislative changes – An overview and update

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New Zealand legislative changes – An overview and update 

The Patents Act 2013 was passed by the New Zealand parliament earlier this year, heralding significant changes to the previous Act. Most of the new provisions will commence on 13 September 2014, and it is important that all applicants and practitioners are fully aware of these changes and how they will affect filing in New Zealand.

At this seminar, we will discuss these legislative changes including the following topics:

  • The purposes of the new law
  • The cost and complexity involved in obtaining and maintaining the grant of a New Zealand patent
  • The important changes to examination, post-grant and maintenance procedures introduced by the new Act
  • Recommendations for applicants and practitioners

The duration of the seminar will be approximately 1 hour.

About the presenter:

 Dr Edwin Patterson is a chemical and materials engineer and a Partner of Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick. He has experience in numerous technologies from simple mechanical devices through to complex industrial processes. His focus is on new developments in industrial processes, metallic and mineral processing and chemical and material engineering. He is also the convener of the firm’s Resources Industry group.


Date  Wednesday 20 August 2014
Time 12.15pm for a 12.30pm start (Melbourne and Sydney)

11.45am for a 12.00pm start (Adelaide)


Location Melbourne Office

Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick
Level 23, 367 Collins Street


Sydney Office

Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick

Level 19, 133 Castlereagh Street


Adelaide Office

Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick

Level 5/75 Hindmarsh Square



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.

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