IP Australia releases the Australian Intellectual Property Report 2022
IP Australia have just released their tenth edition of the 'Australian Intellectual Property Report' (the Report), and for those with an interest in the number of filings in the...
IP Australia have just released their tenth edition of the 'Australian Intellectual Property Report' (the Report), and for those...
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Chocolate, bunnies and buns:  An eggs-amination of Easter related patents
It’s fast approaching Easter, and apart from being a Christian festival commemorating the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus, and a couple of days off, what is it all about?...
It’s fast approaching Easter, and apart from being a Christian festival commemorating the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus, and...
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Re-patenting the prior art – how to avoid “reinventing the wheel”!
It is, unfortunately, a relatively common occurrence to find patent applications filed in which the inventor has discovered some unique characteristic or property of, say, a “new” composition they...
It is, unfortunately, a relatively common occurrence to find patent applications filed in which the inventor has discovered some...
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Innovation Patent is Gone, What’s Next?
The innovation patent system was intended to be a second tier patent system. Advantageously, the innovation patent served the needs of Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) finding it difficult...
The innovation patent system was intended to be a second tier patent system. Advantageously, the innovation patent served the...
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A brief guide to navigating the complexities of trade secrets vs patent protection
In the course of developing new products and services, innovative businesses often develop commercially significant inventions. The natural question is then how to protect those inventions for their own...
In the course of developing new products and services, innovative businesses often develop commercially significant inventions. The natural question...
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Electronic signing here to stay for Australian companies
On 22 February 2022, the Corporations Amendment (Meetings and Documents) Bill 2021 (Cth) (Bill) received royal assent. It introduces permanent changes to the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) (Corporations Act)...
On 22 February 2022, the Corporations Amendment (Meetings and Documents) Bill 2021 (Cth) (Bill) received royal assent. It introduces...
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