Daneta Crump

Daneta Crump

Freehills Patent Attorneys

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The Global Cleantech Innovation Index 2014 - policy uncertainty sees Australia slipping

The recently released Global Cleantech Innovation Index 2014 suggests that despite its strength in innovation, Australia is at risk of being left behind as much of the rest of the world forges ahead with investment in...more

10/15/2014 - Australia Australian Patent Office Patents

You Can Wave Your Patent Around, Just Don’t Hold A Stick In Your Other Hand

Mizzi Family Holdings Pty Ltd v Morellini [2013] FCA 1435 - This federal court judgement provides a timely reminder to patent owners to be cautious of their actions, which may be deemed as a threat of infringement...more

1/31/2014 - Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patent Notice Patents

Australian Designs System Under Review

Australia’s current Designs Act was passed in 2003 and commenced in 2004. Given its age, and concerns that have been raised over the years, the Australian Government has appointed an independent body – The Advisory Council on...more

9/20/2013 - ACIP Australia Designs Act Patents

Review Of Compulsory Licensing In Australia

A Productivity Commission Inquiry into Compulsory Licensing of Patents has released a Report recommending that the overlap that exists with the Competition and Consumer Act be removed from the Patents Act and that the...more

7/2/2013 - Anti-Competitive Australia Compulsory Licenses Licensing Rules Patents

Proposed Changes To Crown Use In Australia

The Intellectual Property Laws Amendment Bill 2013 includes proposed changes to the Crown use provisions that are intended to provide greater accountability and transparency by the Government and to clarify that Crown use...more

7/2/2013 - Australia Compulsory Licenses Patents Proposed Amendments Proposed Legislation Transparency

Foreign agents: simple steps to reduce patent costs in Australia

There are a few simple steps that a foreign agent can take to minimise patent costs in Australia, from filing through to grant. Voluntarily request examination - Examination of an Australian patent application must...more


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