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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Can you patent an idea?

By Clinton Priddle We often get asked whether or not you can patent an idea.  While the question may seem simple, to be able to answer it correctly generally requires more detailed consideration, not least because different people often have different views as to what constitutes an idea. Before jumping into some examples, however, it is […]

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Recent Patent Office Decision

THE PATENT OFFICE SAYS YES TO A COMPUTER IMPLEMENTED METHOD By Alison McMillan PhD On 28 March 2018, the Patent Office issued a decision in Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. [2018] APO 24 (Bio-Rad) that held that a computer implemented method for a quality control strategy for medical diagnostic devices to be patentable subject matter or a […]

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Innovation Patents Granted a Last Minute Reprieve

By Wayne Slater We are pleased to report that the Australian government plans to abolish innovation patents has been taken off the table for the time being at least. When the Intellectual Property Law Amendment Bill was introduced into parliament on 28 March the section dealing with the abolition of the innovation patent was omitted.  […]

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