Esco Corporation (“ESCO”) was the applicant for Australian standard patent application no. 2011201135 entitled “Wear Assembly”. Paragraph 1 of the application provides that the invention […]
Taronga zoo recently opposed the registration of a trademark of an up and coming zoo development in western Sydney to be named “Sydney Zoo”. The […]
From all the hype in the media, you would think that software is not patentable in Australia. Much has been written about the recent IP […]
On April 10, 2018, the iconic Australian brand UGG won a big $5.2M in the Central District of California in a design patent infringement case […]
What is a grace period? A grace period is a period of time within which a disclosure of an invention by the patent applicant or […]
When setting up a new company, developing a new brand or undergoing a brand refresh, one of the first things that many companies do is […]
Australian stock valuations are probably depressed by low patent activity. Australian companies hold no defensive patent portfolios to assert in defence against corporate behemoths moving into Australia. Australian company boards may be liable for patent infringement risk management.
Creativity and diligence are key in writing patent applications to overcome the subject matter eligibility hurdle in software inventions.
It can be relatively easy to file in Australia but there have been some recent changes that limit how we can correct errors if incorrect […]