Claim Construction: What’s it essentially all about?
When considering the boundaries of the monopoly associated with a patent, it is necessary to interpret the claims of the patent accurately to properly stake out the metes and...
When considering the boundaries of the monopoly associated with a patent, it is necessary to interpret the claims of...
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Instructions not received – how hard should we follow up?
The Australian Patent system is relatively forgiving in terms of missed deadlines.  The Patents Act provides extensions of time for complying with most deadlines, provided that a genuine error...
The Australian Patent system is relatively forgiving in terms of missed deadlines.  The Patents Act provides extensions of time...
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Tales from the crypt: Digging around in patent class A62B33
Patent classification titles are usually pretty boring, but occasionally one will jump out at you and fire up your imagination.  A62B33 is one of those.  Its full title is...
Patent classification titles are usually pretty boring, but occasionally one will jump out at you and fire up your...
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A bar to re-examination
In Australia, there are different options to challenge the validity of a patent application or granted patent.  This can be of significant interest from a freedom to operate perspective...
In Australia, there are different options to challenge the validity of a patent application or granted patent.  This can...
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Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known
The sentence above is a quote from a journalist, Sharon Begley, in an article interviewing the astronomer, Carl Sagan, and is often misattributed to him.  How does it apply...
The sentence above is a quote from a journalist, Sharon Begley, in an article interviewing the astronomer, Carl Sagan,...
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Tricks of the trade: Keep calm and classify
You’re probably already lacing up your running shoes at the very thought of the mention of the International Patent Classification (IPC), but please stick around; I promise this will be almost...
You’re probably already lacing up your running shoes at the very thought of the mention of the International Patent Classification (IPC),...
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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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Rugby World Cup: Advances in rugby balls
It’s time to talk of mice and McCaw. While that Richie won’t be playing in 2019 edition of the Rugby World Cup soon to be held in Japan, it...
It’s time to talk of mice and McCaw. While that Richie won’t be playing in 2019 edition of the...
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Australian Design Search
IP Australia have just released the new Australian Design Search into the wild, replacing the (now) old Australian Designs Data Searching system, or ADDS. It’s a vast improvement over the old system,...
IP Australia have just released the new Australian Design Search into the wild, replacing the (now) old Australian Designs Data Searching...
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