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3 Ways to Push Back Patent Costs


As a fundamental value driver in early stage technology businesses, entrepreneur are sensibly reluctant to reduce the scope of their IP coverage due to financial constraints. With the cost of […]

Never disclose without protection


The golden rule is never disclose without protection. Many inventors are often surprised that any disclosure of an invention, even by themselves, can invalidate a subsequently filed patent application. However, […]

Getting your Patent Portfolio Ready for Early Stage Investment


During commercialisation, inventors, start-ups and the like often seek investment by leveraging off their intellectual property. However, whereas investment funding is often required during the early stage commercialisation, the granting […]

Why do you need an Intellectual Property Attorney


Proper preparation of a patent specification is probably the most important part of any patent application process. The patent specification must not only meet certain substantive requirements such as fully […]

Obtaining International IP Protection


An Australian provisional patent application lodged at IP Australia (IPA) is usually the first step in obtaining one or more patents anywhere in the world. The date on which a […]

Having a patent attorney draft the specification for your patent application is more important that you might think.


After having started as a student intern at Baxter IP in 2007, I quickly realised that drafting a patent specification is more technical and nuanced than I had initially imagined. […]

THAILAND – 142nd Contracting State of the PCT


On 24 September 2009, Thailand acceded to the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) to become the 142nd contracting state of this multilateral treaty. This means that from 24 December 2009, applicants […]


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