IP GATEWAY WELCOMES MATT LORD TO THE FIRM

IP Gateway is delighted to announce that Matthew (Matt) Lord, a well-known Brisbane Patent Attorney, has joined the firm as of March this year. He joins a growing team of dynamic and experienced patent attorneys that continues to make its mark on the Brisbane and Australian IP market. Matt is a Registered Patent and Trade […]

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DEVELOPMENTS TO THE BEST METHOD REQUIREMENT IN AUSTRALIA

By Dr Tim Fitzgerald We have previously advised on a significant issue under Australian divisional practice, stemming from demanding ‘best method’ requirements in this jurisdiction. Here we provide an important update in this respect. By way of background, similar to the ‘best mode’ provision in the US, it is a requirement under Australian law that […]

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Success Story – Sea Ulcer

IP Gateway would like to congratulate both Jaiden and Byron of Sea Ulcer on the ongoing success with their brand, their business and their dream. Jaiden and Byron are two mates that love fishing and, like most fishermen, were always looking for an edge over the fish.  Especially, with the fish that couldn’t be seen […]

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PATENTABILITY OF COMPUTER RELATED METHODS, THE STORY CONTINUES….

By Alison McMillan PhD In April this year we reported a Patent Office decision https://ipgateway.com.au/recent-patent-office-decision/ in which the Patent Office held that a computer implemented method to be patentable subject matter or a “manner of manufacture.  This was of note given the current practice of the Patent Office in which patent applications that previously would have […]

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WORTH GOING TO COURT OVER…

By Alison McMillan PhD: AFFORDABLE, STREAMLINED AND INFORMAL DISPUTE RESOLUTION FOR REGISTERED DESIGN AND TRADEMARK OWNERS NEW FEDERAL CIRCUIT COURT PROCEDURES Effective from 1 July 2018 important changes have been made in the manner in which Registered Design and Trademark matters are managed in the Federal Circuit Court (FCC). The FCC was established with the […]

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IP Gateway receives recognition

The leading IP industry publication Managing Intellectual Property has recognised IP Gateway as a leading Australian IP prosecution firm.  The recent IP stars publication has the following to say about the firm: “IP Gateway provides an extensive range of strategically focused intellectual property services including expert advice in patents, trade marks, domain names, trade secrets, […]

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PUT YOUR BEST METHOD FORWARD

By Alison McMillan PhD Australian Patent law has a requirement not found in other major patent jurisdictions.  A patent applicant is obliged to disclose “the best method known to the applicant of performing the invention”.  Failure to do so is a ground of refusal or revocation. Background Section 40(2)(aa) of the Patents Act 1990 requires […]

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WORLD INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY DAY 26 APRIL 2018

By Alison McMillan PhD and Christy Grobbler PhD Power change: Women in innovation and creativity World Intellectual Property day was established by the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) in 2000 to “raise awareness of how patents, copyright, trademarks and designs impact on daily life” and “to celebrate creativity, and the contribution made by creators and innovators to […]

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