Welcome to Licencing Executives Society (LES) – New Zealand chapter

Welcome to our June newsletter!

Following from the recent successes of LESANZ’s basic and intermediate licensing workshops, the New Zealand and Australian LESANZ committee members have been organising a line-up of speaker events through to September. The variety of themes covers topics such as protecting AI invention, patent litigation, and brand power. All our speaker events will be delivered online or as hybrid events (in-person/online).

Our New Zealand committee has also recently expanded with the appointment of Charlotte Tumilson as our South Island Representative.

COVID levels pending, we hope to run more in-person events soon and look forward to seeing you in person.
This month’s newsletter profiles:
    •    Our new LESANZ Committee Member and South Island Representative, Charlotte Tumilson
    •    Upcoming 2022 events
    •    New Zealand patent practice updates

Welcoming our new South Island Representative
Charlotte Tumilson recently joined the LESANZ NZ Regional Committee. She is based in Lincoln, Canterbury and is the Commercial Manager for Grasslanz Technology Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of AgResearch, that invests in the development of innovative forage plant and microbial technologies.

Prior to her current role, Charlotte was IP Manager in AgResearch’s commercialisation team. Originally from the UK, Charlotte earned her PhD in Molecular Biology and spent several years working for a leading UK IP firm before moving to New Zealand.

Upcoming 2022 events
    •    Strategies for protecting AI invention (webinar), tomorrow - 7 June 2022 - Registration closes at 11:30am
    •    Standards Essential patents (webinar), 9 June 2022
    •    Brand power: creating a competitive edge (Sydney), 15 June 2022
    •    Quantum technologies (webinar), 27 July 2022
    •    AI inventorship (webinar), 6 September 2022

Click here to learn more and to register.

New Zealand patent practice updates
Recently, there have been several updates in the patent space in New Zealand. Our LESANZ committee members, Christine Egan (AJ Park) and Katie Wei (AJ Park), summarise these specific changes below.

The Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand (IPONZ) has recently updated the section on claim overlap between parent & divisional applications in The Patent Examination Manual based on recent decisions. Dr Briar Dominik and Dr Duncan de Geest provide further insight in the article linked here.

The Assistant Commissioner discussed patent protection for a new medical use and Dreyfus-type double patenting objections in the recent decision Taiho Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. [2022] NZIPOPAT 1. Sam Ting and Dr Duncan de Geest provide further insight in the article linked here.

Additional updates can be found here.

Melissa Wong | 2022 NZ Regional Chair

Upcoming New Zealand events

Upcoming 2022 events
    •    Strategies for protecting AI invention (webinar), 7 June 2022

    •    Standards Essential patents (webinar), 9 June 2022

    •    Brand power: creating a competitive edge (Sydney), 15 June 2022

    •    Quantum technologies (webinar), 27 July 2022

    •    AI inventorship (webinar), 6 September 2022
 

 

 


 




 

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