Have you ever missed a date?

Have you ever missed a date?

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While missing a patent date can be fatal for the owner and his rights, the latter can be restored by taking immediate action to extend the time.

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What type of patent application do I need to file?

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As a patent attorney regularly advising individual inventors, startups and SMEs on patent strategies, I am often asked a same question by innovators “what type of patent application do I need to file?” Yes, this is a serious question you deserve a clear answer to. If you get it right in the first place, you …

Last chance saloon countries for filing national phase patent applications

Last chance saloon countries for filing national phase patent applications

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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 national patent applications claiming protection in overseas countries under the Paris Convention, and claiming priority back to the filing date of your provisional …

Toyota's Flying Car Patent

Toyota’s flying car patent

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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 10 years ago that a quadcopter would be used to for legal urban medicine delivery in the United States. These days however, few would argue that we …

What is the cost of not engaging a patent attorney to protect your invention?

What is the cost of not engaging a patent attorney to protect your invention?

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This post is hopefully the first in a series looking at the lodgement statistics for patent applications filed with the Australian Patent Office, IP Australia. In this post, I look specifically at the success rate for patent applications that are filed and prosecuted with the assistance of a patent attorney, compared with applications where an …