Disclosure changes lighten applicants' load
This year's changes to prior art disclosure requirements in Australia ease the burden on patent applicants. But, warns Mark Roberts, applicants still need to examine carefully what and how much they submit
Amendments to the Australian Patents Act and Regulations
effective from April 1 2002 introduced an extended requirement to
submit search results. The legislation required applicants to
submit to the Patent Office (IP Australia) results of any
documentary searches conducted by or on behalf of...
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