One-Click Computer Implemented Business Method Patent Allowed In Canada


In a recent development, a Canadian federal court has ruled in favour of Amazon.com Inc. allowing them to patent their “one-click” order process for online shopping. The online retail giant […]

AFP cracks down on organised counterfeiting – victory for IP rights owners and patent attorneys


In a statement issued by the Australian Federal Police (AFP), it was announced that during the week commencing 13th Sept, 21 warrants were executed across Australia in relation to the […]

Patent Attorneys Watch Carefully As Uniloc Fights Again


Uniloc, a software company specialising in IT security and piracy protection, was brought to the international spotlight with its lawsuit against Microsoft for infringing its patent relating to product activation […]

Patent attorneys are often asked about the difference between copyright & patents?


Inventors often ask our patent attorneys, “How can I copyright my idea?”. We answer, “Do you mean patent your idea?”. There is a distinct difference between what copyright and patents […]

What is the difference between a patent attorney and a patent lawyer?


In Australia, new inventors often confuse the role of a patent attorney and a patent lawyer. If you are not sure about the difference between a patent attorney and a […]

Bilski 2010 – The case every patent attorney has been waiting for


Synopsis Bilski v. Kappos – 28 Jun 2010 The Supreme Court of the United States granted certiorari on June 1, 2009 In re Bilski, 545 F.3d 943 (Fed. Cir. 2008) […]

Gene Patents


Gene patents are patents on DNA products that have been successfully isolated and purified/modified with known functions.  In the United States, as of 2010 there are nearly 40,000 patents on […]

Refund of Standard Patent Examination Fees


Under the Australian Patents Act, fees are payable for filing a request for examination. However, in view of the recent global financial crisis and of the large number of patent […]

Kit Kat Trade Mark


Societe Des Produits Nestlé S.A (“Nestlé”) has successfully appealed an opposition by Aldi Stores (“Aldi”) to the registration of a trade mark for the Kit Kat chocolate wafer biscuit, after […]

World’s first online application for a patent search service


Patent Search Online offers the following benefits The whole application process takes place over a secure URL which uses HTTPS protocol and has a 128bit Security Certificate. The confidentiality of […]


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