On 28 June 2010, the US Supreme Court handed down a much anticipated decision involving the patentability of business method patents in the United States. The full decision is available here.
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Commercialisation Australia is the Australian Government’s new initiative to support companies and individuals in commercialising new inventions. Commercialisation Australia will assists researchers, entrepreneurs and innovative firms turn new inventions into successful commercial ventures.
When an Australian company is liquidated, placed into receivership, wound up or otherwise deregistered, the tangible assets such as the real estate, equipment and stock are typically sold to pay any remaining stake holders. However, during deregistration, the transfer of ownership of the company’s intangible assets is often overlooked.
Further to my article of 30 September 2008 “Take the Patent Prosecution Highway to the US”, the USPTO and IP Australia announced on 14 April 2009 that the Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) pilot program would be extended for an unspecified period of time “in order to gather more information and assess the feasability of the […]
There are numerous strategic and legal reasons why a company might need to assign a monetary value to its patent and trade mark portfolio.
The interpretation of employment contracts by the Australian courts with respect to the ownership of IP is a constantly changing area of Australian law.
On 14 April 2008 a Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) pilot program was introduced on a trial basis for one year between IP Australia and the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The PPH allows the prosecution of a US patent application to be expedited on the basis of a corresponding accepted Australian patent application and […]
Changes in 2003 to the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth) and the introduction of the Designs Act 2003 (Cth) preclude fashion designers from relying on copyright to protect their garment designs. In order to seek protection for their garment designs, designers must now register the designs with IP Australia.