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For many manufacturers in Australia, Intellectual Property (IP) can be the most valuable asset the business owns. Why? Because IP can be used in a variety of ways to support a business, writes Greg Whitehead in the latest edition of AMT (Australian Manufacturing Technology) magazine. For many manufacturing businesses in Australia, Intellectual Property (IP)
The more things change, the more they stay the same. New Zealand’s new Patents Act 2013 commenced on 13 September 2014 – and with it, the much-heralded shift from the local novelty standard employed under the Patents Act 1953 to absolute, or worldwide novelty. In this article, we consider what effect this shift is likely
Gareth Dixon is named a Legal Influencer for IP – Australasia in the recent Lexology Content Marketing Awards. Using a bespoke automated process to analyse Lexology readership data, the Lexology Content Marketing Awards reward those law firms and individuals which consistently produce useful, insightful legal content for their subscribers. Edward Costelloe, Managing Director of Lexology
Duncan Longstaff has been named as one of Managing Intellectual Property Rising Stars for 2018. This year’s publication is based on the information obtained during the research period for the 2018 edition of IP STARS (September 2017 to February 2018). Rising stars typically have less than 10 years post-qualification experience but individuals with over
The notion of what constitutes “best practice” when it comes to prosecuting New Zealand patent applications over the past 4-5 years has changed almost as often as Australia has changed Prime Minister. Over this period, we’ve found that at least one of legislation (Act and Regulations), precedent law, Patent Office throughputs, examination protocols and international/bilateral
The Australian medical cannabis industry is growing rapidly, and cannabis-related businesses are starting to look to intellectual property rights to secure a competitive advantage. This article discusses the history of medicinal cannabis, the Australian market and the types of IP that can be utilised. Medicinal cannabis – an evolving story Cannabis has been cultivated