Statistical Support for IP in US
About 27.1 million jobs in 2010 were in industries that rely heavily on intellectual property protections, and another 12.9 million positions were indirectly affected. The 75 industries deemed “IP-intensive”...
About 27.1 million jobs in 2010 were in industries that rely heavily on intellectual property protections, and another 12.9...
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Copyright infringement
Copyright is perhaps the most well-known but most misunderstood intellectual property right. The most misunderstood part of copyright is probably when is copyright infringed. Copyright is infringed when a person uses...
Copyright is perhaps the most well-known but most misunderstood intellectual property right. The most misunderstood part of copyright is probably...
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Patent reform in Australia
On 20 March 2012 the Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Raising the Bar) Bill 2011 was passed by the House of Representatives.
On 20 March 2012 the Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Raising the Bar) Bill 2011 was passed by the House...
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IP Lawsuits on Contingency
In the last decade, a substantial market has begun to develop for contingent fee representation (“No Win – No fee cases) in US IP litigation. In the past, IP litigation...
In the last decade, a substantial market has begun to develop for contingent fee representation (“No Win – No...
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Bar Raised (Almost) For Patent Applicants
Our News Alert of 24 June 2011 noted that the Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Raising the Bar) Bill 2011 had been introduced to the Australian Parliament.
Our News Alert of 24 June 2011 noted that the Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Raising the Bar) Bill 2011...
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Failure to Deliver!!!
A recent Canadian decision has invalidated most of the claims of a patent for failure to meet the lack of utility. This decision may give some guidance to applicants...
A recent Canadian decision has invalidated most of the claims of a patent for failure to meet the lack...
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No-Tox v BOTOX: Is reputation a help or hindrance?
Despite evidence of substantial consumer awareness of the reputation of a well-known mark, the Federal Court has been prepared to hold a later mark which may still be considered...
Despite evidence of substantial consumer awareness of the reputation of a well-known mark, the Federal Court has been prepared...
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Understanding IP Litigation
Going to Court over IP is a difficult and potentially expensive exercise.  What follows is a brief explanation of how it works and the timelines involved. The first step that...
Going to Court over IP is a difficult and potentially expensive exercise.  What follows is a brief explanation of...
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Book Review
“Why Has America Stopped Inventing” by Darin Gibby was published in December 2011. Mr Gibby is a patent attorney with the large US firm, Kilpatrick Townsend. An interesting book if...
“Why Has America Stopped Inventing” by Darin Gibby was published in December 2011. Mr Gibby is a patent attorney...
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The PPSA Register Goes Live Today!
The PPSA register goes live on the 30 January 2012. What is it and how does it affect your business?
The PPSA register goes live on the 30 January 2012. What is it and how does it affect your...
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Branding: More than just a trademark
You may have heard by now that LEGO recently attempted to have a domain owned by brothers Gavin (age 15) and Grayson (age 11) transferred to Lego.  The domain...
You may have heard by now that LEGO recently attempted to have a domain owned by brothers Gavin (age...
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