Shelston IP assists IP Australia with their Engaging an attorney toolkit

IP Australia recently released a toolkit that details everything you need to know about engaging a patent attorney.   Shelston IP directly assisted IP Australia with the preparation of the toolkit. As a result, Shelston IP’s client OzStar Therapeutics has been detailed in a case study on how patent attorneys and clients work together –

New Zealand: is the “daisy-chaining” of divisionals about to get the glyphosate treatment?

A New Zealand Government review concluded more than 16 months ago under which the facility to “daisy chain” divisionals from applications proceeding under the Patents Act 1953 was squarely under threat.  Nothing of significance appears to have happened in the interim – at least publicly, and one assumes the Government (which, of course, changed following

2017 EMDG claim

There are only 15 business days remaining until the Export Market Development Grant (EMDG) program closes.   If you think you’ve missed the boat on making a claim under the Federal Government’s EMDG program, we have some good news, but you have to act fast. The program is still available for claimants who lodge through

Asia a global innovation powerhouse

Asia includes some of the world’s fastest growing economies and now accounts for almost half of all PCT applications. In 2016, Asia accounted for 47% of all PCT applications, almost the combined shares of Europe (26%) and North America (25%).   With over 60% of the world’s population, strong economies and continual growth protecting your

Shelston IP holiday closure announcement

Shelston IP is closed during the Christmas period from Monday, 25 December 2017, until Wednesday, 27 December 2017. We will resume work on Thursday, 28 December 2017.   The Australian Intellectual Property Office (IP Australia) will be closed from Monday, 25 December 2017, until Monday, 1 January 2018. All deadlines that fall due during this

Tech start-ups: Let’s end the irrational fear of software patents

Shelston IP has in recent years been fairly critical of IP Australia’s ever-tightening policies for examining (and rejecting) patent applications in the computer technology space.  To a greater extent, our frustrations tend to arise from our work with local technology start-ups, for whom the availability of patent protection and the presence of a robust patent

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