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August 22, 2016

A basic requirement for patentability is that the invention must be novel (i.e. new) at the time of filing the patent application.  This test for novelty is decided against any and all prior disclosures (such as publications, uses and exhibitions) across the world.  If...

July 24, 2016

Every business (and especially start ups!) can benefit from an injection of funds and commercialization expertise to bring a new product or service to market.

The Australian Government has recently launched the Entrepreneurs Programme, as a flagship initiative too boost...

July 7, 2016

On 23 June 2016 the United Kingdom voted in a referendum to leave the European Union. As the UK is a member state of the European Patent Organization, a relevant question is whether or not a European Patent will continue to allow for protection in the UK.

In the short t...

May 10, 2016

In December 2015, the Full Federal Court held that the computer-implementation of a business scheme was not sufficient to transform it into a patent-eligible invention.

In this case (Commissioner of Patents v RPL Central Pty Ltd) the invention was a computer-implemented...

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