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Claiming the wrong chemical structure: a patentee’s worst nightmare
  • Watermark Patent & Trade Marks Attorneys
  • Australia
  • July 1 2014

In an unusual if not unprecedented situation, Osteoceutics has claimed the wrong chemical structure in its granted patent, US 8,673,932. The drug


A calculated risk for a leading Australian publisher backfires
  • Watermark Patent & Trade Marks Attorneys
  • Australia
  • May 23 2013

Australia's leading independent publisher Allen & Unwin has recently been ordered by the Federal Court in Corby v Allen & Unwin Pty Limited 2013


Gene patenting: are we missing the point?
  • Watermark Patent & Trade Marks Attorneys
  • Australia
  • May 22 2013

The issue of 'gene patents' has been a hot topic of late, and has recently resurfaced in the news as a result of Angelina Jolie having a double


Brace yourself for ‘raised bar’ patent examination reports
  • Watermark Patent & Trade Marks Attorneys
  • Australia
  • March 31 2014

Amendments to Australia's patent laws are coming to the fore as the Patent Office starts examining patent applications under the new regime. The


The future of franchising in Australia
  • Watermark Patent & Trade Marks Attorneys
  • Australia
  • April 3 2014

On 2 April 2014, the Australian Government released its 'Future of Franchising Statement' outlining various policy reforms to franchising in


Ian Macfarlane announces $50M for manufacturing
  • Watermark Patent & Trade Marks Attorneys
  • Australia
  • September 3 2014

Ian Macfarlane MP, Minister for Industry, very recently announced the opening of the Manufacturing Transition Programme, with $50M on the table for


Isolated genes are patentable subject matter in Australia
  • Watermark Patent & Trade Marks Attorneys
  • Australia
  • September 5 2014

The Full Federal Court today handed down its long awaited decision in relation to the patentability of genes. This decision relates to an appeal from


The bar is raised
  • Watermark Patent & Trade Marks Attorneys
  • Australia
  • April 15 2013

Changes to Australian intellectual property law in the form of The Intellectual Property Laws Amendment Act (Raising the Bar) came into force on 15


A sneak peak at the TPP Agreement chapter on IP
  • Watermark Patent & Trade Marks Attorneys
  • Asia-Pacific, Australia
  • February 10 2014

Australia is no bystander when it comes to free trade agreements. Having already signed seven FTAs with various trading countries, Australia is


Financing innovation: an update on government programs
  • Watermark Patent & Trade Marks Attorneys
  • Australia
  • February 10 2014

The R&D Tax Incentive aims to promote innovation by providing companies with an opportunity to offset a percentage of their R&D expenditure