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

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)

Doppelgangers – local versus absolute novelty under New Zealand Practice

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 recognised as Legal Influencer in IP – Australasia by Lexology

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

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