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The innovation patent system lives to fight another day!
  • FB Rice
  • Australia
  • June 7 2018

The Australian innovation patent has been granted a second chance, with the recently introduced Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Productivity


Do you undertake Research and Development activities overseas?
  • FB Rice
  • Australia
  • May 31 2018

The R&D tax incentive program provides companies with a tax offset on eligible expenditure related to their R&D activities. The incentive was set up


The challenge in obtaining broad antibody genus claims in the US
  • FB Rice
  • USA
  • May 29 2018

Functionally defined genus claims are vulnerable to invalidity based on lack of written description support, particularly where it is difficult to


Colour Word Marks: Trade Mark registration in Australia
  • FB Rice
  • Australia
  • May 18 2018

There have been a small number of decisions in Australia dealing with registrability of Colour Word marks. An early case allowed registration of PINK


UK triggers next step in European patent overhaul
  • FB Rice
  • United Kingdom, European Union
  • May 11 2018

On 26 April 2018 the UK government ratified the agreement aimed at establishing the long-awaited Unified Patent Court (UPC) in Europe. The fate of the


R&D Tax Incentive Budget 2018 Changes you need to know
  • FB Rice
  • Australia
  • May 9 2018

Last night’s Federal Budget saw the Treasurer Scott Morrison announcing a reduction in the Research and Development Tax Incentive (R&DTI) program


New Zealand relaxes support required for amending patent specifications
  • FB Rice
  • New Zealand
  • May 7 2018

Based on a recent decision by New Zealand’s Intellectual Property Office (IPONZ), patent applicants wishing to amend the specification during


When is it preferable to file for a composite mark?
  • FB Rice
  • Australia
  • April 16 2018

A registered mark provides a number of benefits; the right to exclusive use of the mark for the goods and services covered, the right to sue for


The “Advancement Patent”: Second-tier patent system on the horizon in New Zealand?
  • FB Rice
  • Australia
  • April 6 2018

A Private Member’s Bill (the Bill) proposed to be introduced for debate in New Zealand’s Parliament may provide New Zealand innovators access to a


New Zealand patent regulations amended to fix filing issues
  • FB Rice
  • New Zealand
  • March 9 2018

From 5 April 2018, various amendments to the Patents Regulations 2014 (the Regulations) come into effect in New Zealand to address a few unintended