UK raises the threshold for plausibility – will Australia follow?

The UK Supreme Court has handed down its judgement in Warner-Lambert v Generics & Anr [2018] UKSC 56 in which the issue of plausibility was considered in-depth. The Supreme Court unanimously held that broad medical treatment claims were invalid, with the majority finding that the requirement of plausibility is not a low, threshold test.  This

The fate of Australia’s innovation patent – it’s like the death penalty for jaywalking

This article was recently re-published in Practical Law Australia, by Thomson Reuters Legal.  A copy of the re-published article can be found here. 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 necessarily has to

A ‘best practice’ approach to IP management – why it’s a good idea to consolidate your IP under one roof

We handle the intellectual property (IP) portfolios for a diverse range of clients, many of whom are large multinationals. Their IP portfolios typically include all forms of registrable rights – patents, trademarks and designs. We also often find that certain clients have many IP service providers, each of which handle one or more of those

Possibility of “no deal Brexit”- European Trade Marks

The UK is scheduled to leave the EU in March 2019. In the event of the UK leaving the EU without a deal being reached, the UK Government has provided some guidance on how trade mark rights will be affected.   EU Trade Mark Registrations For existing national EU trade mark registrations, the UK Government

EMDG fraud sees an applicant receive a suspended jail sentence

The former principal of an educational institution received a suspended five year jail sentence and was ordered to repay the $46,486 in EMDG grant money received due to fraudulent information being provided during an EMDG audit.   As any EMDG applicants be will be aware, the EMDG program is heavily audited with thorough reviews conducted

Xenith IP interview with CommSec

Craig Dower, CEO of Xenith IP Group talks with Tom Piotrowski from the Commonwealth Bank’s investor website Commsec. Craig outlines Xenith IP’s position in the market and the central importance of IP protection for a growing local economy. Craig discusses the Australian IP industry, our technology transformation program and Xenith IP’s growth into Asia.  

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