Meet Shelston IP at IPBC

Shelston IP is proud to be sponsoring IPBC Australiasia, Maximising Corporate IP Value at the Sofitel Hotel Melbourne on 30 November 2017.   Intellectual Property Business Congress (IPBC) Australasia  is specifically designed for senior IP executives at the region’s leading corporates, research institutions and governmental agencies, plus emerging companies from across the industry spectrum. The IPBC

Missed an Australian patent deadline? Here’s what to do

In some jurisdictions, patent prosecution deadlines and deadlines for payment of maintenance fees (sometimes called renewal fees) are a “life and death” issue and missing a deadline can be fatal, resulting in the irretrievable loss of rights.  Australia, however, has a more lenient approach and the legislation very generously provides for extensions of time, affording

Government adopts Productivity Commission’s anti-patent principles

The Australian government has released its response to the Productivity Commission’s Inquiry into Intellectual Property. The initial report included a number of restrictive patent provisions which the government has agreed to accept.   Firstly, the government has adopted the recommendation to abolish the innovation patent system. The innovation patent was introduced with the intent, similar to the German utility model system, to provide a reduced form

Shelston IP hosts international guests for AIPPI World Intellectual Property Congress 2017 in Sydney

Shelston IP, one of Australia’s leading full-service IP firms, is delighted to welcome to Sydney guests for the 2017 International AIPPI Conference from 13 to 17 October.   http://aippi.org/event/2017-aippi-world-congress-sydney/ Shelston IP will participate in a number of AIPPI sessions and will host a series of social events and meetings in connection with the conference. The

That’s a wrap!

Contact Glasshouse Advisory’s Austrade approved QIP consultants to learn how to access or get help with your EMDG claim before the 30 November lodgement deadline. Full details below…   The last of our Austrade audits for the 2016 grant year has now been finalised, with a great end of year result. Glasshouse Advisory continues to

Does Australia’s innovation patent really have to die?

Australia’s second-tier innovation patent system is presently on death row.  With all appeal avenues seemingly now exhausted, we ask the question – albeit somewhat academically, as to whether it indeed has to die – or whether it could be rehabilitated. Introduction Last month, the Government released its response to the Productivity Commission’s inquiry into intellectual

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