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Written by patent lawyers, patent attorneys and other experts in this field, these Patents & Patent Law Blogs explore all legeal and practical issues relating to patents in the UK, US and beyond.

When embarking on a multi-national patent strategy, Australia should always be one of the countries considered. As we have previously written (here): “On any measure, the Australian innovation patent is excellent value… Australia has the 13th largest economy in the world …. Energy, agriculture, mining, oil & gas and medical devices are all well-established industries”. […]

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Author: Conor Stuart Current Post: Senior Editor, IP Observer Education: MA Taiwanese Literature, National Taiwan University BA Chinese and Spanish, Leeds University, UK Experience: Translator/Editor, Want China Times Editor, Erenlai Magazine Wang Mei-hua, the director of the Taiwan Intellectual Property Office (TIPO), has big plans for the future of the Office, including establishing Priority Document […]

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The best value for money patent in world?

by Ben Mott on January 5, 2017

Patent attorneys are routinely asked by their clients for input as to where patent protection should be pursued. That decision involves weighing up what is to be gained against the relative costs and difficulty. On any measure, the Australian innovation patent is excellent value. There is much to be gained from Australian patent protection. Australia […]

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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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The Key Facts about Trademarks

by Donnareflect on 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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Software patent-eligibility under Australian law

by Wadeson IP on October 15, 2013

Recent dicta clarify the patent-eligibility of software, and broaden the range of software that may be considered patentable, under Australian law. Australian law has long required an “artificially created state of affairs which is of utility in practical affairs and whose significance thus is economic” for an alleged invention to be patentable. Case law has […]

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Registering Your Online Business

by Donnareflect on August 9, 2013

Registering your new business online is essential if you are to protect it and stop others from using things like your trademark. Many people have been put off by the idea of registration, assuming that the process is extremely complex and wondering if it is a necessity after all. Once you have decided to trade […]

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Below are ten of the last month’s best intellectual property law blogs and news posts from around the web:- A Collection of Copyright Carry Ons with the CopyKat (The 1709 Blog) The 1709 Blog offers a whistle-stop tour from around the world of copyright over the last month. From copyright reform in China to dentists […]

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As reviewed in Part 1 of this post, inventors should be aware of similarities and differences in what constitutes patentable biotech subject matter in the U.S. and Europe. This post discusses the nuances of patenting biotech inventions in Europe and identifies biotech products that are patentable. Part 2. Europe In Europe, patentability is governed by Article 52 […]

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The United States and Europe are the main jurisdictions where inventors in the field of biotechnology are seeking patent protection. They should be aware of similarities and differences in what constitutes patentable subject matter in the U.S. and Europe. In Part One of this post, we will explore patent protection for biotechnology in the United […]

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