Context-Specific User Interfaces (20-July-2021)

Titan Hoarding Systems Australia Pty Ltd v Lomax Group Pty Ltd [2021] APO 19

The Office raised claim support (under s 40(3)) as additional ground of objection and invited submissions.  In coming to a decision regarding whether the claims were adequately supported, reference was made to several previous decisions.  The applicant was provided with 2 months in which to make amendments.

In considering whether claims are adequately supported by the disclosure: ‘..the task is to:

i. construe the claims to determine the scope of the invention as claimed,

ii. construe the description to determine the technical contribution to the art, and

iii. decide whether the claims are supported by the technical contribution to the art.

Summary of Findings