Government review of Defence Trade Controls Act 2012 highlights relevance to local inventors

The Australian Government has announced an independent review of the Defence Trade Controls Act 2012.  Local inventors (and indeed, patent attorneys) may think “so what?  Unless I’m looking to patent a weapon, how is this remotely relevant to me?”  Well, if your invention falls into what’s termed the “dual use” category – inventions having potential

The Defence Trade Controls Amendment Act 2015 – A little-known document with significant reach

The Defence Trade Controls Amendment Act 2015 entered into Australian federal law on 16 May 2015.  In regulating the extent to which one is able to communicate new technologies overseas – and in providing criminal sanctions for non-compliance – the new legislation stands to impact significantly upon the day-to-day activities of Australian patent attorneys, and