Medical Technology: EPO Enlarged Board of Appeal Decision G1/07

If you are looking to patent medical technology in Europe, this decision will be of interest to you. Read More

Pharma & Biotech: EPO Enlarged Board of Appeal Decision G2/08

The decision confirms the patentability of novel and inventive dosage regimes and also clarifies the style of claims allowed in Europe where a known medicament has been found to be useful for a new therapeutic treatment. Read More

Major Events Management Act 2007 - part 1

With the Rugby World Cup 2011 hype starting to build and various other events being deemed as 'major events' it is important that local businesses and individuals are aware of their rights and limitations under the Major... Read More

Case commentary: Lucas v Peterson

For over 11 years, Lucas and Peterson have been locked in a patent dispute over a portable saw mill.   Lucas, an Australian company, was involved in the design and manufacture of outdoor machinery. Read More

Case commentary: Muir Electrical v Good Guys

The High Court has overturned the Assistant Commissioner of Trade Marks, holding that it is not possible to grant an extension of time where the time for taking a step has expired. Read More

Federal Court of Australia - recent decision

Nutrientwater Pty Ltd v Baco Pty Ltd [2010] FCA 2 - The case involved two competitors in the enhanced water products industry. Read More

The Montana World of WearableArt Awards

The Montana World of WearableArt™ Awards show began its life as a promotion for a rural art gallery in Nelson in 1987. Read More

Copyright Amendment Bill - the new Section 92A

The government’s plans for fixing up the much debated section 92A of the Copyright Act have now been confirmed by the introduction into Parliament on 23 February 2010 by Commerce Minister Simon Power of a bill to... Read More

Commercialisation Australia to include IP Costs

The Australian government has launched a new initiative entitled 'Commercialisation Australia' which has been established to assist organisations convert ideas into commercial reality. Read More

US Patent update – Changes to system to make obtaining patents faster, more certain

Protecting an invention in the USA can be difficult and expensive.   In the past the US Patent and Trade Mark Office has been accused of being slow moving and frustrating to deal with. Read More