23 October 2015

On Friday 16 October 2015 the Commissioner invited comment on changes to examination practice in light of D'Arcy v Myriad Genetics Inc [2015] HCA 35. The time period for providing comment was to expire on 30 October 2015. This period has now been extended by one week.

For information on our proposed examination practice following the high court decision please see our public consultation page.

How to Comment

Interested parties are invited to comment on the Commissioner’s proposed practice by Friday 6 November 2015. Please send written comments to the secretariat for the Patents Consultation Group by email to:

Examination of patent applications containing claims directed to technology that could be impacted by the High Court’s decision will continue to be deferred until our patent examination practice is settled.

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Please note that, unless requested otherwise, written comments and any associated information submitted to us may be made publicly available and may be disclosed to other Commonwealth agencies, including, but not limited to, the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science. When you make a submission, unless stated otherwise, you provide your consent to your personal information being published online. We will not be able to control any subsequent use under the Privacy Act 1988. You can read further information on the IP Australia’s Privacy Policy.