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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 […]

The power of the provisional patent application


There’s no denying it: the process of getting a patent is a marathon. Whether you’re seeking a domestic monopoly or international protection, it can take years, and thousands of dollars, […]

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 […]

Patents – Is this the way to go? There has to be a balance, but what is it?


The High Court of Australia is to hear whether Myriad Genetics’ gene patent stands in an appeal by Queensland cancer survivor Yvonne DÁrcy In September 2014, breast cancer sufferers were […]

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, […]

8 Ways to Help out your Patent Attorney


Navigating through the patent process can, at times, seem to be an arduous task. Your patent attorney, as your trusted adviser, is often crucial to understanding the varied aspects that […]

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 […]

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 […]


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