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Australia's "Raising the Bar Act" 

to become effective April 15, 2013

Change is coming not just to patent laws in the US this spring, but to Australia too.  On April 15, 2013 Australia will implement the "Raising the Bar Act".  The act, intended to increase harmony between the Australian patent system and those of other jurisdictions will eliminate some of the idiosyncratic aspects of the Australian Patent Laws which favored applicants.  The act will apply to all applications for which a request for examination is filed on or after April 15, 2013.  Find out how this might affect you by clicking here to view the entire article.   


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