Ten things that set the Australian patent system apart from the US patent system

October 13, 2015

Filing is simpler – there is no need to file a Power of Attorney, Oath, Declaration, Assignment or any similar formal document. ‑> Convention and national phase filing requirements Examination is not automatic, but rather must be requested, usually by about 45 months from the priority date. ‑> more ‘Allowance’ is called ‘acceptance’ – Australian standard patent […]

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Opportunity to Study Privacy Law in Amsterdam Summer 2015

February 18, 2015

The University of Amsterdam’s Institute for Information Law will be holding its third annual Summer Course on Privacy Law and Policy from July 6-10, 2015. The course will focus on privacy law and policy related to the Internet, electronic communications and online and social media. It will feature a faculty of leading experts from the […]

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India’s Position in the Global IP Environment: Critical Analysis

August 12, 2014

In the Current Global scenario, India seems to reflect quite a low key IP Index. The Promotion of Innovation means rendering adequate protection to Innovators & Investors, consequentially attracting world class research and development, and creating and sustaining high-quality future jobs through a robust intellectual property (IP) structure. Though in 2010, the then President of […]

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The Key Facts about Trademarks

July 23, 2014

It’s thought that more than half of small businesses in the UK are failing to protect their intellectual property in an adequate way. Without intellectual property such as logos and company names being registered, rival companies can easily use them to make money – and their victims may find that they have no legal comeback. […]

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Who Gave Away Your Firm’s IP Today?

January 17, 2014

It Might Have Been You Every firm, company, organisation or body owns intellectual property and proprietary information. This is the stuff hackers and cyber criminals crave as much as your bank account details and PIN numbers, yet we seem amazingly cavalier about governing what may happen to it outside of our defended network. How many […]

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Elements of An IP Audit – A check list

January 17, 2014

The word audit may conjure scary images of tax laws and big government, but the benefits resulting from IP audits can be substantial. Intellectual property is now the most valuable asset of many businesses, yet business managers often do not dedicate the resources necessary to capture and protect intellectual property. Ernest Graf, Principal and Head […]

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Does your firm need a hosted backup service?

January 14, 2014

As the majority of law firm owners and partners will be aware, a database can have a number of benefits. Not only can they help in being compliant with Lexcel or another standard but they can also ensure that no client information is lost, mislaid or added to the wrong file. In short, having a […]

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An Overview of DuPont v. Kolon Industries (2011)

December 28, 2013

In September 2011, American-based Dupont was awarded $920 million following a court decision in the case of DuPont v. Kolon Industries. The decision was based on the court’s opinion that Kolon Industries had stolen trade secrets from DuPont regarding the material known as Kevlar. Kevlar, which is used in a variety of functions from bicycle […]

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What is the Robots Exclusion Standard?

December 15, 2013

Different types of web robots—also known as Internet bots—routinely and automatically “crawl” the Internet, fetching and indexing website pages. There’s a standard that regulates this type of activity, preventing robots from partly or fully accessing websites. This convention is known as the Robots Exclusion Standard. HISTORY In 1994, the main communication channel for World Wide […]

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Advice On How To Protect Your Intellectual Property

December 11, 2013

So you have composed that perfect song, invented that must-have kitchen tool or perhaps designed a new software programme. Of course you want to profit from these creations of your mind and intellect. However, protection of your intellectual property is no easy business. Indeed, it is a minefield of complex laws and practices. In today’s […]

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