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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 […]

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 […]

Expediting your International Patent Applications via the GPPH


Many patent applicants seek international patent protection for their inventions, so they can acquire monopoly rights in the foreign jurisdictions where they are hope to obtain a meaningful market share […]

Australians are great inventors – and great admirers and users of inventions from overseas. Believe it.


There have been numerous reports that the new Raising the Bar provisions of the Patent Law actually ‘raises the bar’ on what is patentable. This is an overstatement, but there are […]

Patent attorney tricks – Why you should keep your invention confidential


Don’t destroy the novelty of your invention As anyone who has been through the patenting process will tell you, it is really important to maintain the confidentiality of your invention, […]

Inventorship – Don’t get it Wrong!


Any person may apply for a patent. However, a patent can only be granted to the inventor or a person or company deriving title from the inventor - but just who is an inventor? Or, perhaps more importantly, who is NOT an inventor?

Patentability & the patent process made easy


In this article, we explain the requirements for patentability, as well as the patent process in simple, easy to understand language. Patentability In order to understand the requirements for patentability, […]

Understanding the Implications of Jointly Owned Patents


Generally speaking, “jointly owned patents” are to be avoided. The rights afforded to a joint owner of a patent vary significantly from country to country and in this blog we […]


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