Tuesday, September 6 2022   \  Published by Spruson & Ferguson .

Moving Goalpost on New Zeland Patent

Moving Goalpost on New Zeland Patent

The notion of what constitutes "best practice" when it comes to prosecuting a patent application before the Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand (IPONZ) is equal parts subjective, dynamic-and now seemingly binary. Indeed, our previous iteration of New Zealand best practice is only 9 months old. However, IPONZ's recent publication that examination for the chem/bio arts have blown out to 32-35 months (as opposed to 14-18 months for the mech/elec arts) invites a slight tweak to what we had previously proposed as best practice before IPONZ. The core message remains the same-request examination as soon as possible upon entering the New Zraland national phase. However, for chem/bio inventions," as soon as possible" really now means "at the time of filling". Here's why. Read more

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