Shelston IP reappointed as CSIRO provider

Shelston IP is proud to announce that we have been reappointed as one of the exclusive IP service providers to CSIRO. As readers know, CSIRO is Australia’s leading multidisciplinary research organisation, with more than 5,000 talented people working out of centers in Australia and internationally. CSIRO plays a vital role in enhancing collaboration within the

The matter with added matter in patent specifications – Allowability of amendments under post ‘Raising the Bar’ test

In the recent decision, CSIRO v BASF Plant Science GmbH [2020] FCA 328, the Federal Court of Australia considered the allowability of amendments to patent specifications under s 102(1) of the Patents Act 1990, as amended by the ‘Raising the Bar’ Act[1]. In overturning a decision of the Commissioner of Patents, Beach J decided that

Executive changes at IP Australia – looking to the future

On August 10, Patricia Kelly retired from her position as Director General of IP Australia, after almost five years in the role. Patricia will be replaced by Michael Schwager whose current role is as acting Chief Operating Officer at the Australian government scientific research agency, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO). Shelston IP

Congratulations CSIRO

Shelston IP congratulates Michael Seo and his team at CSIRO on their significant achievements in graphene synthesis.  Charles Tansey of Shelston IP’s chemical team assisted CSIRO in putting in place patent protection for their new developments.   Click here to read the ABC report.      

CSIRO’s Concentrated Solar Thermal technology heats up in China

CSIRO’s Solar Thermal Technology team in Newcastle continues to develop exciting new technologies. The recent efforts have resulted in CSIRO reaching a commercial agreement with a Chinese company, Thermal Focus, to develop new clean energy generation systems for use in China. The technology includes heliostat hardware and software for efficiently implementing concentrated solar thermal (CST)