Innovation Patent: Limited Time to Access this Valuable form of IP Protection


The innovation patent was a result of patent reform in 2001 to the Patents Act 1990 (Cth), whereby the old ‘petty patent’ was replaced with the new ‘innovation patent’. The […]

Web 3.0, Ethereum and the future of business

Ethereum patent blockchain

If Web 2.0 saw social media integrate with web services, then Web 3.0 will allow for true business autonomy. Imagine a world where every device – not just computers, tablets […]

EdTech Education is the Future

Edtech patents

EdTech Education is the Future It is said that teachers can’t geek and geeks can’t teach. EdTech, or Educational Technology, seeks to bridge this gap – but where is it […]

Monetizing your intangible assets


As the holder of intellectual property (IP) rights, it is crucial that you are fully aware of new opportunities to monetize your IP. In my last article [IPFS] I described […]

Monetizing of Intangible Assets


We all wish to make money from our assets. This can be from our tangible assets or our intangible assets Monetising of intangible assets A company’s intangible assets can take […]

Last chance saloon countries for filing national phase patent applications


The patent system allows for the filing of a provisional patent application in your home country. During the 12 months following this provisional filing you also have the right to […]

WORLD IP DAY – April 26, 2016 – Digital Creativity: Culture Reimagined


World IP Day is celebrated around the world, to promote discussion of the role of intellectual property in encouraging innovation and creativity. History of World Intellectual Property Day The event […]

Formality Objections in IP applications


When you file an application for national or international protection of your intellectual property (IP) through a patent, design registration or trade mark registration, your application will go through an […]

Why are patents so important?


Getting a patent isn’t easy. It’s a long, complicated and expensive process, and without the right support it can be a real headache. So why bother? What’s so important about […]

Is the IP system there to be used to make a social or political point?


The Intellectual Property (IP) system includes patents and trademarks, copyright, design registration and other associated legal tools. But is the use of the IP system there to make a social […]


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