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USPTO Guidance Memo Clarifies Possible Use of Patent Specification in IPR
The USPTO Director-General has issued a guidance memorandum to standardise how the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) will treat applicant admitted prior art (AAPA) in Inter Parties Review (IPR) proceedings.
Consultation on Options for Re-Purposing of Geographical Indications Legislation
The Australian Government has opened a new consultation on its legislation relating to Geographical Indications (GIs) in light of its on-going Free Trade Agreement negotiations with the EU. Responses are sought by 30th November 2020.