World IP Day – Reaching for Gold – An interview with elite athlete and patent attorney, Allira Hudson-Gofers

Allira Hudson-Gofers is a Senior Associate at Shelston IP and Team Leader of the Engineering and ICT team. She is also an elite athlete who has represented Australia in the sports of handball and beach handball, competing in the Handball World Championships in 2007, 2009 and 2011, and in the Beach Handball World Championships in 2012,

Government urged to retain innovation patent system

An article written by Grant Shoebridge, Principal at Shelston IP, has recently been published in AMT (Australian Manufacturing Technology) magazine.  The article emphasises the importance of retaining and revising, rather than abolishing, Australia’s Innovation Patent System.   Background Innovators currently have two options for protecting inventions in Australia – the standard patent system and the

Federal Court shows generics how to avoid infringement of Swiss-style claims

Under Australian practice, both method of treatment and Swiss-style claims, in the format use of [compound X] in the manufacture of a medicament for the treatment of [condition Y]” are permitted. As reported previously, method of treatment and Swiss-style claims are directed to different infringing acts in Australia. This highlights the importance of pursuing both

Shelston IP Finalist – Client Choice Awards 2019

Shelston IP has been named a Finalist in the Financial Review Client Choice Awards 2019 for Best IP Specialist Firm.   Beaton Research + Consulting, the leading researcher in ‘voice of the client’ services and consultant to professional services, provides the independent research behind the Awards. The survey research for the Client Choice Awards and beatonbenchmarks is

RDTI 30 April deadline is approaching…

The deadline to lodge your Research and Development Tax Incentive (RDTI) for the Financial Year ending 30 June 2018; is the 30 April 2019   If you have a development project/s (i.e. new or improved product, process, device or service) that are keeping you up at night or causing you pain and suffering to come up

IP: Winning tenders and increasing your competitive advantage

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)

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