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What use is a patent if you can’t afford to enforce it?
  • Fisher Adams Kelly Callinans
  • Australia
  • August 14 2017

As patent attorneys working with start-ups, we are often asked: “What can my start-up do to protect its innovative IP if we can’t afford to enforce a


How do I get a patent in Australia?
  • HopgoodGanim
  • Australia
  • August 14 2017

A patent is a legally enforceable right of ownership for a device, substance, method or process. You can obtain a patent to protect your invention so


The costs of war: Aristocrat permitted to set-off costs orders in counterfeit pokies case
  • Davies Collison Cave
  • Australia
  • August 14 2017

Justice Perram in the Federal Court of Australia has handed down the latest judgment, Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Ltd v Allam 2017 FCA 812


New Zealand’s Patents Act 2013 - support means support (which is more than fair basis)
  • Shelston IP Pty Ltd
  • Australia
  • August 14 2017

When New Zealand’s new Patents Act 2013 commenced on 13 September 2014, one of the less-heralded changes was the shift in the invention disclosure


Patent claim construction in Australia: Federal Court confirms the need for careful consideration of the use of “comprising” and “contains” in patent claims
  • FPA Patent Attorneys
  • Australia
  • August 11 2017

In contested patent proceedings in Australia the interpretation of claim features that are introduced using the words "comprise" or "contain" is


Securing software patents in New Zealand
  • Baldwins
  • Australia, New Zealand
  • August 11 2017

This article is the first of a two-part series on the state of software patents in New Zealand and Australia. We begin by examining the guidelines


Patentability of algorithm using historical data for a portion of its calculations decided in Bio-Rad case on 24 July 2017
  • Watermark Patent & Trade Marks Attorneys
  • Australia
  • August 10 2017

The case of Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. 2017 APO 38 was decided on 24 July 2017 by the Australian Patent Office and decided that computer-implemented


Patenting Software in Australia: Australian Patent Office Says No in July 2017
  • Innofy
  • Australia
  • August 8 2017

In this post, we look at the July 2017 Australian Patent Office decisions. Of the seven decisions published to date (issued to 24 July 2017), four (4


Where are the female patent attorneys? Part 4
  • Innofy
  • Australia
  • August 8 2017

This is the fourth and final part in our series exploring gender imbalance in the patent attorney profession here in Australia. (Click here if you


What can I patent?
  • HopgoodGanim
  • Australia
  • August 4 2017

In simple terms, a patent grants the right to prevent others using an invention, allowing inventors to recoup their costs and profit from their