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“YIPTA and IP Australia Discussion Panel – Section 40 (Raising the Bar)”

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25 Oct 2018 5:45pm - 7:15pm
Cost: Free

We are pleased to advise that the Young Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys (YIPTA) in association with IP Australia is holding a panel discussion on the topic of Section 40 of the Patents Act under Raising the Bar in Sydney as follows:

Date:                Thursday 25 October 2018
Time:               6:15pm-7:15pm (refreshments from 5:45pm and after the event)
Venue:             Allens
Level 28, Deutsche Bank Building, 126 Phillip Street, Sydney

Cost:                Free
CPE:                Patent law and practice
RSVP:              Monday 22 October 2018

Panel Members

The panel members will be:

  • Sarah Smith – Hearing Officer at IP Australia
  • William Guinea – Hearing Officer at IP Australia
  • Cynthia Cochrane – Barrister at 5 Wentworth
  • Daniel Beck – Associate at Wrays and former Hearing Officer at IP Australia
  • Michael Moore – Associate at FB Rice

The purpose of this discussion panel is to provide an opportunity for the junior members of the IP profession to interact with the Examiners (and vice versa). However, all IPTA members are encouraged to attend.

Audience Questions

Importantly, we are offering attendees the opportunity to ask their own questions in relation to Section 40 under Raising the Bar to the panel.

If you would like any further information regarding the event, or to submit your questions, please contact Claire Gregg (

This event is only open to IPTA members.

Please click here to register.


Date: 25 Oct 2018
Time: 5:45pm - 7:15pm
Cost: Free
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Level 28, Deutsche Bank Building, 126 Philip Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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