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. Australia’s Productivity Commission issued a draft report recommending reform of the extension of patent term system, and is expected to release its final report in September. The controversial Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement has also highlighted issues related to patent term extensions and data exclusivity in Australia, New Zealand and other TPP members.

Recently, there have been a number of decisions from the Patent Office which have clarified Australia’s extension of term provisions, and which are relevant to the pharmaceutical industry, including originating manufacturers and generics.

At this seminar, the presenters will cover:

  • recent developments and 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 a registered patent and trade marks attorney specialising in chemical sciences. 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 Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick, David’s practice involves patent drafting, prosecution and pharmaceutical extension of term and opposition work. He specialises in pharmaceuticals, drug delivery, mineral processing and other chemical related patents.

Event Details

Tuesday the 23rd of August 2016
12:15pm in Melbourne and Sydney, 11:45am in Adelaide.
Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick - Melbourne Office
Level 16 333 Collins Street
Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick - Sydney Office
Level 19 133 Castlereagh Street
Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick - Adelaide Office
Level 5 75 Hindmarsh Square

RSVP by Tuesday 23 August to Luana Spadafora at marketing@pof.com.au 

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