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Mark Summerfield
Works at Watermark - Intellectual Asset Management
Attended University of Melbourne
Lives in Melbourne, Australia
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An application has been filed asking the High Court of Australia to take on an appeal regarding the patent-eligibility of computer-implemented inventions (i.e. the validity of so-called 'software patents').
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An opposition decision shows that enhanced legal requirements on Australian patent specifications are having the desired effect of reining-in overly broad claims.
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'Efficient patent infringement' is a business strategy based on the principle that it is better to ask forgiveness than permission. Assuming that you get caught!
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The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement was concluded on 6 October 2015. What does it say about protection of pharmaceuticals and biologics, and adjustment of patent terms?
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A genetically engineered salmon has been approved for human consumption in the US. But genetic technologies, and the patents that protect them, remain controversial.
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In Australia, patent claims mean no more, and no less, than what they say (to the skilled person). The courts will not look to the examination history for clues to interpretation.
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As the invention priority dispute over CRISPR gene editing technology hots up, the issues to be resolved are becoming clearer.
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The USPTO has instituted interference proceedings to decide who will get a key #patent  on #CRISPR 'gene editing' technology.

So, are you for #TeamZhang  or #TeamDoudna?
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A Full Bench of the Federal Court of Australia has overturned an earlier ruling, finding a computer-implemented method to be patent-ineligible.
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The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement was concluded on 6 October 2015. What does it say about the scope of patent rights, and associated procedures?
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Patent 'exhaustion' refers to a loss of rights in relation to a patented product once it is sold. But what happens when the first sale is in a foreign country?
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The Australian Patent Office has published a proposed new examination practice for claims directed to isolated DNA sequences in view of the High Court's recent decision on Myriad Genetics BRCA gene patent.
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Occupation
Patent and Trade Marks Attorney
Skills
Intellectual Property (IP) and Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) Specialist
Employment
  • Watermark - Intellectual Asset Management
    Special Counsel, 2002 - present
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Currently
Melbourne, Australia
Previously
Berkhamsted, UK
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Tagline
Patent Attorney. Innovation. Science & Technology. Books. Music. Food. Wine.
Introduction
I am the editor and primary author of the Patentology blog, and a registered Australian Patent Attorney, working in the profession since 2002.  Prior to this I worked with two different start-up ventures in the telecommunications space, one of which was developing innovative optical networking technologies, the other design automation software.

In an earlier life, I worked in various commercial and academic research environments.  My PhD was awarded in the field of optical fibre communications technology.

I have also myself been an inventor on a number of patent applications.
Bragging rights
Twice Named one of the world's top 300 IP Strategists in IAM Magazine's IP Strategy 300 (2013 & 2014).
Education
  • University of Melbourne
    Electrical Engineering, 1986 - 1989
    Bachelor of Engineering (Elec) (Hons)
  • University of Melbourne
    PhD - Optical Fibre Technology, 1992 - 1996
    Thesis title: Telecommunications Applications of Four-Wave Mixing in Semiconductor Optical Amplifiers
  • University of Melbourne
    Masters in IP Law, 2001 - 2004
    Intellectual Property, Patents, Trade Marks and Designs law and practice
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