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Combination Of Known Integers Can B...

An invention can comprise features or integers A + B +C.  The question is whether it is essential that at least one of those features is novel and inventive or that it is allowable to still be a ...

Warren Chandler
Who Owns Patent Rights When The Inventor Is A Director Of A Company?

Who Owns Patent Rights When The Inv...

This presents a fairly common and important question. The issue of ownership of or entitlement to a patent is a fundamental aspect of patent validity. A patent issued to a patentee who was not ...

Simon Ellis

Australian Orthopaedics Technology ...

Baxter IP client, Optimized Ortho, an Australian-owned orthopaedics technology company has recently been acquired by UK-based Corin Group PLC to launch its innovative software-based platform that ...

Chris Baxter
Streamlining patent prosecution with the Global Patent Prosecution Highway

Streamlining patent prosecution wit...

The Global Patent Prosecution Highway (GPPH) has been introduced in 19 participating patent offices with a view to streamlining grant of patents in these offices by sharing work that has already ...

Mike Biagio

Combination of Prior Art In Chemica...

Patent Law can be eaten away by intestinal fluke and worm treatments as in the case of Merial Ltd v Norbrook Laboratories Limited [2014] APO 60 (19 August 2014) Pharmaceutical compositions ...

Warren Chandler

Cut-Price Patent Filings… Is ...

When devising a patenting strategy, one of the questions that arise is where?  Patent protection is territorial.  Consequently, if patent protection is required in an international sense, ...

Simon Ellis
Software patents - Computer programs - Business methods - Are they patentable? - a new Australian Full Federal Court decision

Software patents – Computer p...

In the first of a trio of long awaited decisions of the Federal Court of Australia on Patent Office rejections of patentable subject matter relating to software patents and business methods, the ...

Martin Earley
Understanding the Implications of Jointly Owned Patents

Understanding the Implications of J...

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 will ...

Chris Baxter