A blog about the business of patents
the business of patent attorney firms
the business of companies that rely on patents as a core asset
the use of the patent system to achieve commercial objectives.
Climate change. Did Australia hesitate to fight in WW2 because “it wasn’t our fault” and “we were too small make a difference”?
It’s one of the best arguments against Australia’s inactivity that I have heard and it comes from a friend of mine. Enough said.
It’s almost gone. Yes, the innovation patent, a peculiarly Australian beast, which has been the subject of interminable reviews in the recent past, is the subject of legislation before our
FPA (formerly Freehills Patent Attorneys) – probably the most underrated patent attorney firm in the Australian pantheon. Formerly part of Freehills (now Herbert Smith Freehills), one of Australia’s top tier
Hello everybody…yes, it’s time to throw my hat in the ring! Well, as well all know, QIP is bringing in a new CEO on 9 January 2020, Craig Dower (ex-CEO
Hello peeps! Just announced today, IPH will integrate Watermark into Griffith Hack (or Hacks as they are affectionately known). The co-location of staff into Griffith Hack’s Melbourne, Sydney and Perth
Hello! As you are no doubt aware, a blog like this requires a team of highly qualified professionals constantly sifting, sorting and distilling information to bring the latest news and
In breaking news, the CEO of QANTM IP, Leon Allen, has resigned to be replaced by Craig Dower, the former CEO of Xenith IP. Craig Dower was no doubt at a
Well, after all the kerfuffle, what is the state of play in the Australian patent attorney sector? Hmmm, let’s take a look at the landscape, shall we, as the sun
Hello! Well, it’s happened. On 1 August 2019, the Federal Court of Australia approved the scheme of arrangement under which IPH acquired the entirety of Xenith IP for cash and
Conflicts of interest within patent attorney firms (particularly the listed ones)…some (preliminary) thoughts
Managing conflicts of interest is obviously critically important to the patent attorney profession and, without a doubt, the interests of the client are paramount in that consideration both from a