New Hearings Guidelines on disputes under the Patents Act 2013

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New Hearings Guidelines on disputes under the Patents Act 2013

IPONZ has recently updated our hearings guidelines relating to patents.

Our Hearings Office has recently developed guidelines that relate to other types of disputes or requests which may be raised under the Patents Act 2013. These other types of disputes/requests include:

  • Disputes between co-owners of a patent (s 26);
  • Disputes between employees and employers in relation to a granted patent or application (s 28);
  • Disputes between other parties in relation to patent applications (s 131); and
  • Requests or claims to be mentioned as an inventor (s 190).

These new guidelines provide information about these different types of disputes/requests, and the procedural steps that are likely to be set down by the Office.

View our guidelines on other disputes between parties under the Patents Act 2013.

Published on September 20, 2021