FemTech in Australia – What’s going on Down Under?
FemTech is surging around the world with new start-ups and technology entering the marketplace every day, but what’s going on Down Under? Need for FemTech As of June 2019, just over...
FemTech is surging around the world with new start-ups and technology entering the marketplace every day, but what’s going...
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Australia’s New Patent Box: Unboxed
Following a cacophony of dire warnings and lobbying over the past decade from the Australian biotechnology and medical sectors, and the sudden sharp focus of middle Australia on the...
Following a cacophony of dire warnings and lobbying over the past decade from the Australian biotechnology and medical sectors,...
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Printer cartridge wars reach exhaustive conclusion
For the first time, the High Court adopted the doctrine of “patent exhaustion” to determine the nature and extent of monopoly rights of patent owners and departed from the...
For the first time, the High Court adopted the doctrine of “patent exhaustion” to determine the nature and extent...
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Happy International Women in Engineering Day!
To celebrate International Women in Engineering day (23 June 2020), Spruson & Ferguson would like to highlight our outstanding female patent attorneys and patent engineers qualified in this field. With...
To celebrate International Women in Engineering day (23 June 2020), Spruson & Ferguson would like to highlight our outstanding...
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World Intellectual Property Day 2020 – Innovate for a Green Future
26 April is World Intellectual Property Day, WIPO’s annual celebration of all things IP.  This year, the theme is “innovate for a green future”.  WIPO’s website perhaps sums it...
26 April is World Intellectual Property Day, WIPO’s annual celebration of all things IP.  This year, the theme is...
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New Australian patents claiming chemical compounds may be vulnerable to revocation
It seems the abolition of Australia’s second-tier patent system, the innovation patent, (as detrimental as this will be for Australian business) could be considered a high-profile distraction to divert attention...
It seems the abolition of Australia’s second-tier patent system, the innovation patent, (as detrimental as this will be for Australian...
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Howden Australia Pty Ltd v Minetek Pty Ltd [2019] FCA 981
This unsuccessful application for an interlocutory injunction highlights some of the difficulties involved in establishing that a breach of confidential information has taken place, and in particular, the difficulty in linking the...
This unsuccessful application for an interlocutory injunction highlights some of the difficulties involved in establishing that a breach of confidential information has...
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Ride2Work Day: Wacky bicycle patents
It’s that time of the year once more in Australia: National Ride2Work Day (Wednesday 16 October 2019).  In celebration of pedal power, here’s a tour of some weird and...
It’s that time of the year once more in Australia: National Ride2Work Day (Wednesday 16 October 2019).  In celebration...
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