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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...
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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 European...
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Piracy of anti-piracy?

An Australian inventor, who was awarded the fifth highest patent jury awards in US history of $US388 million in April, is now set to receive nothing after a US Appeals Court judge decided to...
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Accelerating the green machine

The world has been attempting to find ways to become greener in recent decades, and this is now being reflected in a surge in the popularity of green patents. Patent offices throughout the world,...
Conficker Worm: Cyber Crime

Conficker Worm: Cyber Crime

It is believed that the Conficker Worm virus has infected more than 5 million computers worldwide. It has been suggested that this particular virus could even disrupt and shut down the internet in...
Google receives patent for its home page

Google receives patent for its home page

As of the first September 2009, Google, the search engine created by Larry Page and Sergey Brin, received a patent for its home page design. This was issued by the US patent & Trademark...