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Sounds like a design opposition

There is no opposition procedure in the Australian design registration system, but the decision published in Alfred Kärcher GmbH v Jinping Zhu [2016] ADO 3 was the culmination of a process that sounded surprisingly like one....more

Shaken, but still unstirred - Report recommends amendments to the Australian innovation patent system

The final report on the review of the innovation patent system by the Advisory Council on Intellectual Property (ACIP) has been published . ACIP was unable to recommend retention or abolition of the innovation patent system. ...more

7/3/2014  /  ACIP , Australia , Patents

Distilling An Agreement

Sometimes, despite the best intentions, a business venture will fail. In such circumstances, agreements relating to the ownership of business property will be duly scrutinised, and perhaps, challenged in court....more

4/10/2014  /  Partnerships , Patent Ownership

Will 'Forward-Publishing' Make The Patent System a More Relevant R&D Tool?

Forward-publishing patents might be a case of good PR practice meeting good patent practice. On the other hand, Sonos might be onto something....more

Warning: Unsolicited Requests For Payment Of Fees

Owners of patent or design applications or registrations should be aware that there are bogus operators in existence who take the published details of such applications to send out invoices for unnecessary publications or...more

It's Finally Here: Australia's New Patent Regime

Patrick Sands and Thor North explain the most important changes for patent filers brought about by Australia's Raising the Bar amendment - The Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Raising the Bar) Act 2012...more

5 things ... US attorneys Should Know About The Australian Patent System

Good US practice will put your clients’ Australian applications on a strong footing, but this article highlights five points of Australian patent practice that will help you sound like an Aussie....more

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