POF Seminar: The Global Patent Prosecution Highway – What is it and how can it help you?

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The Global Patent Prosecution Highway (GPPH) offers patent applicants the ability to seek accelerated examination of patent applications in up to 19 countries or regions, including the USA, the UK, Korea and Japan, based on acceptance of a patent claim in another participating country.

At this seminar, Dr Neil Ireland and Daniel McKinley will discuss the GPPH program and cover a number of topics including:

  • What is the Global Patent Prosecution Highway (GPPH);
  • How and when should the program be exploited by Australian businesses and research institutions
  • Benefits to applicants including the relative speed of examination and grant of patents in participating countries; and
  • The relative cost and time savings that can be obtained under the program.

The duration of the seminar will be approximately 1 hour.

About the presenters:

Dr Neil Ireland is a patent and trade marks attorney and a Partner of Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick. Neil has 18 years’ patenting experience across a wide range of chemical technologies, with particular expertise in small molecules, polymers and nanotechnology. Neil completed a PhD in synthetic organic chemistry, which was followed by three years’ research experience in the food industry where his research focussed on flavour development in dairy products.

Daniel McKinley is a patent and trade marks attorney and lawyer, and a Senior Associate of Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick. Daniel has expertise in obtaining patent protection for technologies such as manufactured products for building and construction, household and consumer products as well as business methods, back-end and eCommerce software, remote sensor monitoring and signal processing. He also works with clients in the medical technology fields of orthopaedic devices and implants, prosthetics, surgical instruments, drug delivery, diagnostics, audiology and methods of medical treatment.


Date: Wednesday 17 June 2015

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

              11.45am for a 12.00pm start (Adelaide)


Melbourne Office – Please note, this seminar will be held at our new office at 333 Collins Street

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

RSVP: By Tuesday 16 June to Victoria Wild at marketing@pof.com.au

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