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The Australian Innovation Patent: The threshold for patentability may be higher than you think
  • FPA Patent Attorneys
  • Australia
  • June 22 2017

A June 2017 decision of the Australian Patent Office highlights when claims in an innovation patent may be found novel, but lacking in innovative


Don’t use that tone(r) with me: How first sale can exhaust IP rights
  • Baldwins
  • Australia, New Zealand, USA
  • June 22 2017

This article discusses the legality of parallel importing in light of a recent US case. Impression Products acquired used Lexmark printer toner


Opportunity knocks: How the overhaul of the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) grants scheme and IP can open new doors to more academics than before
  • Watermark Patent & Trade Marks Attorneys
  • Australia
  • June 20 2017

On Thursday 25 May the Minister for Health, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, and the National NHMRC CEO, Professor Anne Kelso announced a complete overhaul of


To amend or not, that is the 25 million dollar question: evidence of ‘good faith’ falls primarily on patentee
  • Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick
  • Australia
  • June 12 2017

In patent litigation, it is common practice to either amend the patent in anticipation of the commencement of proceedings or during the course of the


Unjustified threats of infringement proceedings: the potential for costly mistakes
  • Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick
  • Australia
  • June 12 2017

Allegations of infringement of Australian patent, design or trade mark rights may be deemed unjustified, and the person making such a threat may be


Preliminary discovery to obtain documents from suspected infringer: speculation is not enough
  • Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick
  • Australia
  • June 12 2017

At times, a rights holder may suspect that its rights are being infringed, but has insufficient information of the infringer's conduct to decide


Infringement of Innovation Patents: a sensible correction to Australian patent law
  • Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick
  • Australia
  • June 12 2017

The Full Federal Court's decision in Coretell Pty Ltd v Australian Mud Company Pty Ltd 2017 FCAFC 54 (Coretell), has finally corrected what many


Plant IP Protection in Australia: Patent, Plant Breeder's Rights, or both?
  • Spruson & Ferguson
  • Australia
  • June 8 2017

Australia has a significant agricultural industry, with a gross value of crops of approximately AU$25-30 billion dollars annually. This includes


The Rise of the Machine - Drone Delivery and Autonomous Vehicles in Transport & Logistics
  • Watermark Patent & Trade Marks Attorneys
  • Australia
  • June 7 2017

Remotely piloted aircraft (aerial drones) were traditionally limited to military applications and the like but are increasingly being developed for


Should innovation patents be kept?
  • AJ Park
  • Australia
  • June 7 2017

There's been some recent comment about the usefulness of Australian innovation patents, and whether they should be kept. From my work with small