Is the word “contains” construed in an exhaustive sense or in an inclusive sense? Paul Goodall reviews a recent alleged infringement case which sheds light on the use of the word in the context of claims.
Registered designs are a relatively cost effective and underutilised form of IP protection. Registered designs protect the aesthetic or visual features of a product, in […]
Aristocrat Decisions Provide Some Clarity on Manner of Manufacture of Software Type / IT Inventions ...
Australian Patent Law has typically shown and aversion to ‘pure’ business methods, working directions, mere instructions and the like; these being intangible and incorporeal concepts. […]
The innovation patent, which was devised to primarily aid local SMEs achieve some form of intellectual property protection for their ideas, is being exploited. To date, the verdict on whether to retain this system or not remains unknown.
A smart move for Australian IP holders in China IP age 2.0 I went to China last month attending IP conferences and meeting with Chinese […]
Esco Corporation (“ESCO”) was the applicant for Australian standard patent application no. 2011201135 entitled “Wear Assembly”. Paragraph 1 of the application provides that the invention […]
Many people tend to conflate a patent attorney with a lawyer in Australia. Learn more about the different of a patent attorney and a lawyer in Australia, as well as with each of their specific roles.
Your bond with the public A patent can be thought of as an agreement between the inventor (or their successors) and the government, whereby the […]
Running a startup is a tough job where the founders not only develop cutting edge technologies, but also have to look after the financial aspects […]