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The patent of addition - protecting improvements and modifications - Australia and New Zealand

Australia, New Zealand - September 24 2020 Applicants file patent applications to protect important inventions. Often, however, minor improvements or modifications may be made to an invention…

Jason Rogers.

The countdown has begun - Australian innovation patents

Australia - September 10 2020 Australia has a unique ‘second tier’ patent called the innovation patent. An innovation patent has a lower threshold for patentability compared to a…

The beginning of the end for the Australian Innovation Patent

Australia - February 11 2020 The Australian innovation patent system is a ‘second-tier’ patent system, intended to support innovation by local small to medium enterprises by…

Blazing own trail by self filing patents can cause missed opportunities

New Zealand - June 5 2014 A review of the numbers of local patent filings made in New Zealand and who was making those applications revealed the rather startling statistic…