A recent Australian Federal Court Decision on Design Registrations which reversed an initial decision by the Registrar of Designs has shed light on the issue of confidential disclosures by email.   Background On 16 February 2015, Sun-Wizard filed a request under s63 for the Registrar to examine the registered design....

The Designs Amendment (Advisory Council on Intellectual Property Response) Bill 2020 (“the Bill”) was introduced into the Senate on 2nd December 2020. As reported in our earlier article, the Advisory Council on Intellectual Property (“ACIP”) had released its Final Report after investigating the current Australian designs system. The...

The Ceres Tag is a comprehensive animal monitoring system and the world’s only direct-to-satellite smart geo-location ear tag, developed right here in Australia. In exciting news, Ceres Tag recently won the SVG Ventures Thrive Australia Challenge announced in Silicon Valley which was a great achievement,...

The rules regarding patent amendments for Australian amendments change once the patent has undergone substantive examination and stands accepted. The same changed rules also apply after the grant of an Australian Patent.   Unlike some other major jurisdictions such as Europe and the USA which allow a patent to be opposed within a...

  [caption id="attachment_24568" align="alignnone" width="480"] Glass Outlet's Spigot Insulator[/caption] Key points: A certified innovation patent is one effective, fast and relatively inexpensive option for deterring copycats and competitors Avoid selling or disclosing your invention until after patent protection has been sought 25 August 2021 is last possible filing date for new...

MBIP succeeds in revoking a granted patent by strategic use of re-examination   When clients come to us to determine the best options for challenging a granted Australian patent, different considerations come into play. A challenger must evaluate the cost involved, the level of participation and rates...

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