This article was published originally in the LexisNexis Australian Intellectual Property Law Bulletin, Volume 31, Number 6, pp.111-114 (2018), and is republished here with permission. The published article can be found here. It is generally accepted that climate change cannot be redressed by means of existing technologies. “Cleantech” – technologies that may lessen, nullify
In a previous article, we looked at the role of IP in innovation. In overview, the cycle of innovation can be broken down into 4 stages: 1.) conception of innovative ideas, 2.) research and development (R&D) , 3.) commercialisation of product or services, and 4.) marketing of the products or services. As the activities undertaken
There are a couple of ways to file a patent application in a country of interest. The choice is usually based on a commercial strategy, and balanced by cost considerations. If protection of the invention is required in only a few countries, it is usually most cost effective to file directly into those countries and
Ride2Work Day: What role has intellectual property played in the success of the Brompton folding bike?
It’s that time of the year again: it’s National Ride2Work Day (Wednesday 17 October 2018). With this in mind, I thought I’d take the opportunity to show my appreciation for my favourite way to travel to work: the Brompton folding bicycle. I take a brief look at the bike and the role of intellectual property
The purposes of the claims of a patent are to define the metes and bounds of an invention, and to place the public on notice of what constitutes an infringement. Generally speaking, the requirements for patent claims are that they must: define the matter for which protection is sought, preferably in terms of the
Michael Zammit has been recognised as a Legal Influencer in IP for Australasia in the first Lexology Awards, announced on 3 October. Relying on a bespoke automated process to analyse Lexology data, the Lexology Awards reward those who produce great legal content for their subscribers. At the end of each quarter, individual authors are recognised