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L-3 Agrees to Acquire Micreo Limited

L-3 Agrees to Acquire Micreo Limite...

It’s just been announced that Baxter IP patent attorneys client Micreo Limited has entered into a contract to be acquired by NYSE listed L-3 Communications. Brisbane based, with 70 ...

Chris Baxter
Blockchain Patent Applications On The Rise

Blockchain Patent Applications On T...

Hot off the press is a listing of PCT patent applications identified using the keyword “blockchain” below. Looking through the listing, the most obvious point is that almost all of ...

Chris Baxter
Surnames in Trademarks

Surnames in Trademarks

People often wish to include words that are surnames into trademarks but what is allowed and what is not? In a recent decision there was highlighted that the definitive rule cannot apply by ...

Warren Chandler
Brand Owners and Brexit

Brand Owners and Brexit

In June 2016, the people of the United Kingdom decided by referendum that it was time to leave the European Union (EU). Clearly, this is profound decision that will have an impact of many ...

Belinda Slattery
Monetizing of Intangible Assets

Monetizing of Intangible Assets

We all wish to make money from our assets. This can be from our tangible assets or our intangible assets Monetising of intangible assets A company’s intangible assets can take many forms. Most ...

Sky Chien

Avoiding Brand Dilution – Thr...

It is now well established that the value of a business lies not so much in its ‘bricks and mortar’ assets, but rather in its intangible assets. These include intellectual property rights (both ...

John Golding
Last chance saloon countries for filing national phase patent applications

Last chance saloon countries for fi...

The patent system allows for the filing of a provisional patent application in your home country. During the 12 months following this provisional filing you also have the right to file complete ...

Mike Biagio
Toyota's Flying Car Patent

Toyota’s Flying Car Patent

A recently published patent application filed by Toyota in December, 2014 reveals a shape-morphing fuselage for an ‘aero car’. It’s not that far flung Few would have predicted ...

Chris Baxter