IP Posts

In recent years, there has in Australia been considerable flux as to what is patentable for computer-implemented inventions. In the Commissioner of Patents v RPL Central Pty Ltd [2015] FCAFC 177, a Full Bench of the Federal Court found that a computer-implemented method (which the court characterised as a ‘business method’ or ‘scheme’) to be...
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Do you wish to protect a new product or device? The Australian Innovation Patent System which provides a quick way to obtain short term patent protection, will soon be phased out on 26 August 2021. An Australian Innovation Patent lasts up to eight years and is designed to protect inventions that do not meet the...
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The federal government has announced a $206 million “patent box” scheme to encourage medical and biotech investment. Income derived from medical and biotech patents that have been developed locally, will as of 1st July 2022 be taxed at a concessional rate of 17%. Only granted patents that were applied after 7.30pm on 11 May 2021 will...
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Are you a small business or individual that is not not sure on how to protect a new product, design or idea?  In addition to technical qualifications in engineering and science, our attorneys have considerable experience in protecting the products and business ideas for individuals, small companies, and larger corporations.
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