Recent updates

Item amended Date Amended Amended Reason
1.1.12.8 Refund Due

Update links to legislation

1.1.4.9 Issuing the Invitation to Pay Additional Search Fees

Update links to legislation

1.2.2 Introduction - International Type Searching

Update links to legislation.

1.10.6 Current Status of APO as an RO ISA and IPEA

Updated to address IIP-84

2.4.4.6.3A Grace Period

Updating the PMPP at 2.4.4.6.3A to include relevant case law.

2.4.4.6.3 Grace Period

Updating the PMPP at 2.4.4.6.3 to include relevant case law.

2.23.10.4 Evidence Required to Prove a Clerical Error or Obvious Mistake

Clarified practice relating to the level of evidence required during the assessment of amendments relating to a clerical error or obvious mistake in response to improvement log item IIP-62.

2.1.7.2 Identifying Citations

Amendment is to remove the last sentence of the final note in 2.1.7.2 to reflect the fact that the E category may be accompanied by an X/Y/A.

2.9.2.9 Games and Gaming Machines

Section 2.9.2.9 updated to reflect the recent decisions in Commissioner of Patents v Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Ltd [2021] FCAFC 202 and Repipe Pty Ltd v Commissioner of Patents [2021] FCAFC 223.

2.9.2.7 Computer Implemented Inventions, Schemes and Business Methods

Section 2.9.2.7 updated to reflect the recent decisions in Commissioner of Patents v Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Ltd [2021] FCAFC 202 and Repipe Pty Ltd v Commissioner of Patents [2021] FCAFC 223

2.9.2.1 Legal Principles

Section 2.9.2.1 updated to reflect the recent decisions in Commissioner of Patents v Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Ltd [2021] FCAFC 202 and Repipe Pty Ltd v Commissioner of Patents [2021] FCAFC 223.

1.3.9.4 Rule 91 Obvious Mistakes in Documents

Updated to address IIP-11

1.1.17 Rule 91 Obvious Mistakes in Documents

Updated to address IIP-11.

2.15.8 Postponement of Acceptance

Amendment suggested by Neil Miller to add two paragraphs under "Withdrawal of Postponement" regarding removal of postponement through online services, has now been incorporated and is ready for approval.

1.10.1 Current Allocation of PCT Related Duties

Updated to reflect the current contact person.

3.12.2.1 Documentation Required

Clarification of the Commissioner's practice while the appeal of Ono Pharmaceuticals v Commissioner is proceeding

3.12.2.2 Time for Applying

Clarifying the Commissioner's practice while the appeal of Ono Pharmaceuticals v Commissioner is proceeding.

3.12.1.8 First Regulatory Approval Date

Clarifying the Commissioner's practice while the appeal of Ono Pharmaceutical v Commissioner is proceeding.

1.2.8 Search Report

Updated to reflect changes to CSC timeliness.

2.24.1.2 Direction to Request Examination

Amended this page to include the note about issuing directions by a computer program.