POF Seminar: Practical considerations for pharmaceutical patent term extensions

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Australia’s patent system allows certain patents relating to pharmaceutical substances to have their term extended by up to five years.

There have been a number of recent decisions from the Patent Office which have clarified Australia’s extension of term provisions, and are relevant to the pharmaceutical industry, including originating manufacturers and generics. The Government has also just released their response to the Productivity Commission’s recommendations regarding reform of the extension of patent term system.

At this seminar, the presenters will cover:

  • recent developments and potential changes in the patent term extension criteria
  • eligibility requirements
  • what you need to apply for an extension of term
  • patent term extensions in other jurisdictions.


About the presenters:

Dr Annabella Newton

Annabella is an Associate with POF and has strong expertise in the chemical sciences, particularly in pharmaceuticals and medicinal chemistry.  Annabella is particularly interested in the strategic role of intellectual property in the commercialisation process and works with a range of clients including global corporations, SMEs, start-ups and individuals.


David Tadgell

As a registered patent and trade marks attorney and Partner of POF, David’s practice involves patent drafting, prosecution, pharmaceutical extension of term and opposition work. He specialises in pharmaceuticals, drug delivery, mineral processing and other chemical related patents.



Wednesday 25 October 2017

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 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 Thursday 19 October to Luke Bennett 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.


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