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

Duncan Longstaff named MIP Rising Star!

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

Reimagining best patent practice in New Zealand (again)

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 growing medicinal cannabis market – using IP to secure opportunities in Australia

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

Save the innovation patent: Business owners have their say!  

Recently we reported on the Government’s plans to abolish Australia’s second tier patent system, the innovation patent.   The decision to abolish the innovation patent system appears to have been made without due consideration being given to the views of Australian small and medium sized business owners, the main users of the innovation patent. For

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

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