Trade Marks in the Metaverse
The lines between physical and virtual reality are getting set for an overhaul as the Metaverse continues its gradual entry into our everyday lives. Whilst the Metaverse is still...
The lines between physical and virtual reality are getting set for an overhaul as the Metaverse continues its gradual...
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IP and the metaverse: a real concept in a virtual world
Big brands are already integrating new interactive experiences to market their products and services. Users can quickly move across metaverse spaces as they would in the real world, providing...
Big brands are already integrating new interactive experiences to market their products and services. Users can quickly move across...
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What the High Court Decision in Aristocrat means for patent owners
The High Court of Australia issued a split decision in Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Ltd v Commissioner of Patents on 17 August 2022. As reported in our previous article,...
The High Court of Australia issued a split decision in Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Ltd v Commissioner of Patents...
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Femtech: innovating for women’s health
The rising consciousness of women’s health is accelerating female-focused innovation and investment. With many established companies already creating waves in the Femtech space, the untapped potential for innovation is...
The rising consciousness of women’s health is accelerating female-focused innovation and investment. With many established companies already creating waves...
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Moving goalposts on New Zealand Patent “Best Practice”
The notion of what constitutes “best practice” when it comes to prosecuting a patent application before the Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand (IPONZ) is equal parts subjective, dynamic...
The notion of what constitutes “best practice” when it comes to prosecuting a patent application before the Intellectual Property...
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The practice of incorporation by reference in patent specifications
Key takeaways Cross-references to other documents merely to provide background information or prior art, or to illustrate subsidiary features, are not objectionable provided that the document was publicly available on...
Key takeaways Cross-references to other documents merely to provide background information or prior art, or to illustrate subsidiary features, are...
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Australian patent office refuses to extend the time for making biological deposits
The Budapest Treaty provides a mechanism whereby patent applicants can sufficiently “describe” a biological invention by making a deposit of biological material with a recognised international depositary authority. To...
The Budapest Treaty provides a mechanism whereby patent applicants can sufficiently “describe” a biological invention by making a deposit...
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