Aside from the invention itself, the deadlines for conducting certain acts or paying certain fees are the most important aspect of a patent application as missing one deadline could lead to irreversible catastrophe for the applicant and the attorney handling the matter. Many countries utilise a...

[caption id="attachment_26946" align="alignright" width="234"] Photo by Gif Frame on Unsplash[/caption] We are now just a little over six weeks away from the final day that applications for new innovation patents can be filed. After 25 August 2021, it will no longer be possible to file applications...

If you’ve designed or developed something that looks unique it’s worthwhile considering how you can best profit from your efforts. Design protection stops others from copying the visual appearance of your product. In Australia, design protection can be obtained for up to ten years. Design protection covers the...

Procuring patent protection for new medical devices and equipment is well known and the legal principles for achieving such protection for novel and inventive devices are relatively similar across major international jurisdictions. However, for the category of patentable inventions includes methods or processes which involve...

[caption id="attachment_26877" align="alignright" width="344"] Photo by Testalize.me on Unsplash[/caption] The Full Federal Court of Australia, in Ariosa Diagnostics, Inc v Sequenom, Inc [2021] FCAFC 101, has unanimously upheld the decision that a method of detecting cell-free fetal DNA (cffDNA) in the plasma and serum of pregnant...

Michael Buck IP has bolstered its leadership team by promoting trade marks attorney Geraldine Rimmer to Principal.   Geraldine has been an attorney for 20 years. She began her career as a solicitor completing an Articles of Clerkship at a general practice law firm and then went...

As Trade Marks Attorneys far and wide will attest, trade marks which have no descriptive significance are not only easier to register, they also provide the strongest enforceable rights for brand owners. It is always best to choose a distinctive brand for a business. Owners of...

I find it very rewarding to assist clients in identifying, protecting and managing their trade marks.  As I am working exclusively in the trade marks world, I thought it might be helpful to share here some common questions and myths that arise in my day-to-day...

Patent oppositions occur infrequently however it is important to be aware of them and to know any strategic advantages or issues that can arise. Information for Applicants/Patentees What to do if your patent/patent application is being opposed If your patent is being opposed, speak to your registered patent...

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