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...

[caption id="attachment_20262" align="alignright" width="300"] BuzzBuddy fitted to a trumpet[/caption] Any brass playing enthusiast will know the mouth fatigue that comes from playing for hours; sore lip muscles are just part of the pursuit of musical perfection! Imagine then what it must be like for those musicians...

You may have wondered how certain retailers are able to sell furniture items, sometimes marketed as “replica furniture” for a fraction of the price of an original. There has been quite a lot of press around frustration in the design community at what appears to...

AUDEARA One of our clients, Audeara launched their first crowdfunding campaign for the world’s first full fidelity headphones on 1 March 2017. We are very pleased to see that Audeara’s crowdfunding campaign has been a runaway success and they reached 94% of its initial goal ($100,000)...

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