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Innovation patents are to remain available…for now

In November 2017, we foreshadowed the demise of the Australian innovation patent in The end is nigh for innovation patents. That article was based on draft legislation including clauses for phasing out innovation patents from about July 2019. At the time, all signs pointed towards Parliament passing the legislation in 2018. Sentiment had been turning […]

News from Wadeson – We’ve restructured

We have restructured As of 27 February 2018, Wadeson is Wadeson IP Pty Ltd (t/a Wadeson). Wadeson IP Pty Ltd is an Australian privately held company. We remain proudly independent. What it means for you Our next invoice will have our new bank account details. Otherwise, the restructure is unlikely to affect you. Formalities The […]

Patent attorney takes another swing for charity

We are again proudly supporting the City of Greater Dandenong’s ‘Take a Swing for Charity‘ golf day. The City of Greater Dandenong through its business networking unit SEBN (South East Business Networks), together with key corporate sponsors, holds an annual afternoon of golf followed by dinner and a charity auction to raise funds for local […]

The end is nigh for innovation patents

The end is nigh for innovation patents – 30 November 2017 The Australian innovation patent is an 8 year patent for which there is no inventive step requirement. Routine technical developments can be validly covered (more). In August 2015 we published ‘The death knell for the Australian innovation patent?‘. Since then the anti-innovation-patent sentiment has […]

Hotel map for AIPPI Sydney

Hotel Map for AIPPI Sydney! Meet with us at AIPPI World Congress in Sydney, 13-17 October, 2017. If you are attending, kindly send us an email with times you may be available, or if you prefer, follow this link to schedule a time online. We are staying at the brand new Sofitel Darling Harbour – […]

Meet with us at AIPPI Sydney!

Meet with us at AIPPI Sydney! We are attending the AIPPI World Congress in Sydney, 13-17 October 2017, and would be very pleased to meet you there. If you are attending, kindly send us an email with times you may be available, or if you prefer, follow this link to schedule a time online. We […]

New Zealand and the GPPH – Multinational efficiencies

New Zealand and the GPPH – Multinational efficiencies – 21 July 2017 On 6 July 2017, New Zealand joined the Global Patent Prosecution Highway (GPPH) pilot programme. Under the GPPH, an applicant can speed up examination of its application in a GPPH-participating country if claims of a corresponding application have been allowed in another GPPH-participating […]

Not many 10 year olds are inventing medical devices…

Not many 10 year olds are inventing medical devices… 19 April 2017 Not many 10 year olds are inventing medical devices, much less attracting international attention for it. Bridgette Veneris is no ordinary 10 year old. Bridgette is the inspiration for the ABC’s headline Melbourne girl NASA-bound after creating bandage dispenser while undergoing chemotherapy. Whilst […]

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