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Australian government rediscovers R&D value amid COVID-19 crisis

Australia, Global - December 7 2020 With two quarters of consecutive GDP contraction due to coronavirus-related shutdowns, Australia is now poised to face economic challenges not…

Karen Sinclair.

What are patent renewals all about? And how do they work?

Australia - May 17 2019 Once a patent is granted, its story is far from finished. Patents require maintenance to keep them ‘alive’ so that the rights in the invention can be…

Post-Grant Patent Amendments in Australia

Australia - February 21 2019 Amending a patent after it is granted can be an important first step to enforcing the rights to that patented invention. It is therefore important to…

A Quick Guide to DIY Patent Searching

Global - November 19 2018 Researching your field of technology before preparing to file a patent application is a wise move. Something many inventors and potential applicants…

Same-same but different: will the fate of second-tier patents be the same on both sides of the Tasman?

Australia, New Zealand - August 21 2018 Discussions regarding the abolition of the Innovation Patent in Australia began some time ago. Although for a while it was thought that the Innovation…