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Extending Australian patent and trade mark deadlines amid COVID-19 (update)

Extending Australian Patent And Trade Mark Deadlines Amid COVID-19 update 1

(See here for the latest update) Three-month extensions of time for COVID-19 related delays are now freely available for most Australian patent and trade mark deadlines. For now, IP Australia (the Australian Patent and Trade Marks Office) has: provided standard text to be used in support of requests for extension of time; agreed to refund […]

Extending Australian patent and trade mark deadlines amid COVID-19

Extending Australian patent & trade mark deadlines

(See here for the latest update) IP Australia (the Australian Patent and Trade Marks Office) has not yet announced any measures specific to COVID-19. Fortunately, most* Australian patent and trade mark deadlines can be extended if they are missed, or cannot be met, “because of: a)  an error or omission by the person concerned or […]

Business as usual at Wadeson

Business as Usual - WadesonIP Patent and Trade Marks attorneys

Here at Wadeson, it’s business as usual as we remain fully operational during the worldwide COVID-19 crisis. All principals and staff now have remote working capability, and we have the systems and processes in place to provide continued service and support to all our clients and associates throughout this difficult time. Rest assured that all […]

Innovation into Profit Program


A series of experts discuss the route from a new idea to a commercial return and the tools available to make it easier and improve the prospects of success. View the flyer Learn more Attend the event (free) Register Here Event Details 17 MARCH 2020 William Buck Level 20, 181 William Street Melbourne VIC 3000 […]

Taking another swing for charity

Wadeson Sponsor Charity Golf Banner

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

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 ensure […]

New Zealand patent fees to increase in 2020

New Zealand Patent Fee increase.

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 […]

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