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Making the most of the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT)

Australia - April 1 2019 The value of a granted patent is inherently linked to the value of the underlying technology. However, patent value is also impacted by the skills of…

Forward-looking FTO strategies: Using patent information for R&D strategy, predictive patent filing and competitor avoidance

Australia, Global - December 4 2017 A form of this article was first published almost 10 years ago. With the exponential increase in data since that time and the advent of increasingly…

If patents are an economic tool driving innovation, why don’t Australians use them?

Australia, Global, OECD - December 1 2017 It’s often said that Australians punch above their weight in science and innovation. In a November 2014 report of the Office of the Chief Scientist…

Karen Sinclair

How easy is it to obtain a patent in Australia?

Australia - December 14 2016 Historically, and certainly from a European or US perspective, Australia has been regarded as a comparatively "easy" jurisdiction in which to obtain…

Australia’s over-reliance on public sector research

Australia - November 4 2016 In a recent blog post we highlighted the issue of the low innovation output of Australia’s largest companies, utilizing numbers of patent filings as a…