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Patent Attorneys Watch Carefully As Uniloc Fights Again

Uniloc, a software company specialising in IT security and piracy protection, was brought to the international spotlight with its lawsuit against Microsoft for infringing its patent relating to product activation […]

Patent attorneys are often asked about the difference between copyright & patents?

Inventors often ask our patent attorneys, “How can I copyright my idea?”. We answer, “Do you mean patent your idea?”. There is a distinct difference between what copyright and patents […]

What is the difference between a patent attorney and a patent lawyer?

In Australia, new inventors often confuse the role of a patent attorney and a patent lawyer. If you are not sure about the difference between a patent attorney and a […]

Bilski 2010 – The case every patent attorney has been waiting for

Synopsis Bilski v. Kappos – 28 Jun 2010 The Supreme Court of the United States granted certiorari on June 1, 2009 In re Bilski, 545 F.3d 943 (Fed. Cir. 2008) […]

Gene Patents

Gene patents are patents on DNA products that have been successfully isolated and purified/modified with known functions.  In the United States, as of 2010 there are nearly 40,000 patents on […]

Refund of Standard Patent Examination Fees

Under the Australian Patents Act, fees are payable for filing a request for examination. However, in view of the recent global financial crisis and of the large number of patent […]

Kit Kat Trade Mark

Societe Des Produits Nestlé S.A (“Nestlé”) has successfully appealed an opposition by Aldi Stores (“Aldi”) to the registration of a trade mark for the Kit Kat chocolate wafer biscuit, after […]

World’s first online application for a patent search service

Patent Search Online offers the following benefits The whole application process takes place over a secure URL which uses HTTPS protocol and has a 128bit Security Certificate. The confidentiality of […]

Post-Grant Patent Enforcement Strategies – review by ACIP

Having a granted patent does not necessarily mean you will not have to deal with others who attempt to encroach upon your idea.  Competitors can often tread a fine line […]

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 […]

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