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.
What’s similar about shares and patents? They are both legally recognised and tradeable forms of property in an abstract concept (a company, a new useful idea) that encourage investment in
In an earlier post, I set out some of the reasons why patents are so critical to early stage life sciences companies. In many respects, they are their most valuable
I’m all about having patent attorney firms offering a range of services to their clients, particularly ones that complement the core profitable business of filing patent applications (services such as
There you are: Professor David A. (for Absurd) Pomposity III, one of the world’s finest immunologists and proud academic. Dressed in a shabby sportscoat with leather patched elbows you look
Hello! Well, a change of pace for my blog posts. I have been talking a lot about the business of patent attorney firms. It is time to talk about the
Hello! I guess you thought you had me nailed down. I know Patent Busting you were thinking. He’s a bit low-brow. What with his references to Scrooge McDuck, schlock horror
<snoring sounds…> “Wake up, sir! Wake, up!” <waking up sounds> “What is it Dougal? And stop shaking me.” (Dougal is my imaginary butler, paid for for by my imaginary monetised
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