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Introducing Michael Smith and Paula Chavez

Introducing Paula Chavez and Michae...

In the ten years since launching, we have worked tirelessly to build a team of industry specialist patent attorneys, each offering a unique skillset and breadth of experience. As we continue on a ...

Chris Baxter
Innovation Patent: Limited Time to Access this Valuable form of IP Protection

Innovation Patent: Limited Time to ...

The innovation patent was a result of patent reform in 2001 to the Patents Act 1990 (Cth), whereby the old ‘petty patent’ was replaced with the new ‘innovation patent’. The innovation patent ...

Paul Goodall
Prior Art Searches, Freedom-to-Operate Searches – what’s the difference?

Prior Art Searches, Freedom-to-Oper...

There are two common document searches in relation to patents: prior art searches and freedom-to-operate (FTO) searches. A prior art search is used to identify prior art documents in the world ...

Dr. Qi Zhang
Business Names, Company Names And Trade Marks – A Confusing Mix of Red Tape

Business Names, Company Names and T...

When starting a new business the first thing most entrepreneurs choose is a name.  Once chosen they typically have this registered with the Australian Securities & Investments Commission as a ...

Barry Meskin
Web 3.0, Ethereum and the future of business

Web 3.0, Ethereum and the future of...

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 and laptops, but ...

Chris Baxter
EdTech Education is the Future

EdTech Education is the Future

It is said that teachers can’t geek and geeks can’t teach. EdTech, or Educational Technology, seeks to bridge this gap – but where is it headed? In the modern digital age, education has ...

Chris Baxter
EM DRIVE - A drive to new physics

EM DRIVE – A drive to new phy...

Are we required to revise our understanding of physics? The controversial EM drive goes against and seems to break, one of the physics’ most fundamental laws, Newton’s Third Law of Motion. And, ...

Chris Baxter

Monetizing your intangible assets

As the holder of intellectual property (IP) rights, it is crucial that you are fully aware of new opportunities to monetize your IP. In my last article [IPFS] I described the exciting ...

Sky Chien