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Baxter IP Biomedical
Baxter IP Biomedical

Baxter IP recently launched Baxter IP Biomedical – a specialist team of patent attorneys within Baxter IP boasting a depth of knowledge and experience in biomedical engineering that is difficult ...

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Prior Use in Australia

Sect. 119 of the Australian Patents Act 1990 (Cth) (the “Patents Act”) provides a ‘prior use’ defence to patent infringement (for patents granted on applications filed on or after 28 September ...

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Secret Use in Australia

In essence, “secret use” offends the principle that a patent monopoly is granted in return for disclosure of the invention. A period of secret use prior to the patent’s monopoly period commencing ...

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Trans-Tasman Trade Mark Harmonisation
Trans-Tasman Trade Mark Harmonisation

When seeking a trade mark in both Australia and New Zealand, outcomes are generally similar at examination.  Since May 2006, IP Australia and the Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand ...

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One EU patent

European Union (EU) member states signed an agreement on 4th December 2009 on establishing a single patent for the EU. The conclusions reached at the end the meeting of the Council of The ...

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Microsoft loses IP case in China

Microsoft Corp has been ordered by Beijing’s No 1 Intermediate People’s Court to stop selling versions of its Windows operating systems that include fonts designed by a Chinese technology ...

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R&D Tax Credit Reform

From 1 July 2010, the Government will replace the R&D Tax Concession with a simplified R&D Tax Credit reform to provide greater incentives for businesses to invest in Research and ...

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Don’t bite my apple
Don’t bite my apple

Australian retailer, Woolworths Ltd, received acceptance of its new trademark, a stylised W representing a piece of fresh produce, from IP Australia on 30th October 2008. The application covers ...

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