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On 13 September 2019, the Full Court of the Federal Court issued their decision in Encompass Corporation Pty Ltd v InfoTrack Pty Ltd  FCAFC 161.
The Government is seeking to phase out the innovation patent, as over time it has not achieved its intended objective. Economic evidence shows that the innovation patent system has a net cost of $11M per year to all Australian business, fails to incentivise research and development, and allows big business to block small and medium enterprises (SMEs) from innovating.
Amendments to the Patents Regulations 1991 will come into effect on 25 September 2019, which will simplify the filling of translations of patent documents and certificates of verification.
Building on recent reviews of the registered designs system in Australia, IP Australia has begun a holistic review of the design ecosystem: The Designs Review Project.
Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews today released the consultation report titled Protection of Indigenous Knowledge in the Intellectual Property System.
In June 2018 the Australian Government launched negotiations for a comprehensive and ambitious Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the European-Union (EU). As part of the agreement, the EU are asking for Australia to protect a list of EU geographical indications (GIs).
A minor correction has been made to the Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (PCT Translations and Other Measures) Regulations 2019 to ensure that it achieves its purpose of removing requirements to always file certificates of verification with translations of patent documents.