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Section 7: Meaning of inventive step

About IP Patents The Patent Examination Manual Section 7: Meaning of inventive step
An invention, so far as claimed in a claim, involves an inventive step if it is not obvious to a person skilled in the art, having regard to any matter which forms part of the prior art base.Compare: Patents Act...

Filing a provisional specification

About IP Patents Patents Act 1953 Filing a provisional specification

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About IP Plant variety rights Technical guidance Current

Varieties of common knowledge: Identification and usage

About IP Plant variety rights Technical guidance Varieties of common knowledge: Identification and usage
The Plant Variety Rights Act requires that for a grant of Rights, a variety must be determined sufficiently distinct from all other varieties whose existence was a matter of common knowledge at the time the application was made.Varieties of common...

Seed requirement for grass varieties

About IP Plant variety rights Technical guidance Seed requirement for grass varieties
The seed sample submitted at the time of application for plant variety rights will be used for the determination of distinctness, uniformity, and stability (DUS) in growing trials.It is common industry practice to inoculate grass varieties with varieties of fungal...

Section 11: Computer programs

About IP Patents The Patent Examination Manual Section 11: Computer programs
(1) A computer program is not an invention and not a manner of manufacture for the purposes of this Act.(2) Subsection (1) prevents anything from being an invention or a manner of manufacture for the purposes of this Act only...

Section 71: Time for putting application in order for acceptance

About IP Patents The Patent Examination Manual Section 71: Time for putting application in order for acceptance
(1) A patent application is void unless, within the prescribed period, the applicant ensures that—(a) the application and the complete specification comply with the requirements of this Act and of the regulations; and(b) the applicant has complied with all requirements...

Request for postponement of acceptance

About IP Patents Patents Act 1953 Request for postponement of acceptance
Prior to acceptance applicants may request that a patent application not be accepted for a period of up to 18 months from the date of filing of the complete specification, or from the 31 month examinable date for applications entering...

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