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We wish you a Merry Christmas, and a safe and happy holiday season.


Thank you for your continued support over the last year. We value it highly. Best regards Belinda Wadeson and Ben Mott   HOLIDAY OPENING HOURS Our offices will close at 5pm on Tuesday 24 December 2019 and reopen on Thursday 2 January 2020. Any urgent matters will be attended to over the holiday period. Please […]

New Zealand patent fees to increase in 2020


New excess claim fees and how to avoid them The Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand (IPONZ) has announced significant patent fee increases to take effect in 2020 as detailed here. Most of the changes take effect 13 February 2020, although the new maintenance and renewal fee rates apply to fees due on or after […]

The ‘metes and bounds of patentable computer-implemented inventions’ remain undefined


The patent-eligibility of a computer-implemented business method was recently before an Australian Court. The Court emphasised that mere ‘generic computer implementation’ is not sufficient to render abstract ideas patentable, but declined to provide comprehensive guidance on the patent-eligibility of computer-implemented inventions (CIIs). In Australia: patent protection is available for ‘manners of manufacture’ and it is […]

Abolition of the Australian innovation patent


The abolition of the Australian innovation patent will likely be confirmed in late 2019. The Australian innovation patent is an 8 year patent intended to protect lower level inventions that do not qualify for 20 year patents. There have long been criticisms that innovation patents are too easy to get and can validly cover too […]

AIPPI 2019 in London – Come ride with me!

AIPPI 2019 London Tour invitation

  13 September – Countryside Cruise All day ride – Friday (Two days before AIPPI 2019) This will be a fun day to see the countryside rather than just crank out kilometers. The route is still to be confirmed and suggestions are welcome. The current plan is: the Deer Park – Richmond Park loop; meeting […]

Costs plummet to get a trade mark in Canada and Brazil

Get a trade mark in Canada and Brazil photo of flags mountains

  CANADA Costs to get a trade mark in Canada recently plummeted. We also expect the time taken to registration of a trade mark in Canada for Australian early stage exporters to fall. New laws changed the requirements for registration, and also permit trade mark registration via the same system used to apply for protection […]

National phase translation requirements to be simplified & clarified

Australia patent translation requirements

On 25 September 2019 amendments to Australia’s patent regulations will take effect to simplify and clarify the requirements for translations when entering the national phase in Australia. At present, if an international patent (PCT) application is not in English, a verified translation of the specification must be filed by the 31-month deadline. The current regulations are […]

Be.Bendigo Invention + Innovation Awards – Prizes and Deadlines

Bendigo Invention and Innovation Festival 2018

Ben Mott, patent attorney and mechanical engineer, is again judging the Be.Bendigo Invention + Innovation Awards. Wadeson is proud to be a Partner of the Bendigo Invention + Innovation Festival 2019. Entries are now open and close on Monday, 15 July 2019, and the panel of judges will give feedback on all applications.  Shortlisted entries […]

Patent attorney judging at the Bendigo Invention + Innovation Festival 2019


We are proud supporters of Bendigo and are pleased to be part the Bendigo Invention + Innovation Festival 2019 (BIIF). Bendigo is Victoria’s fourth largest city and boasts a thriving manufacturing sector including key players in mining & industrial casting, rubber manufacturing and military vehicles. The BIIF is an initiative of Bendigo’s peak industry body, […]

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