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Mark Summerfield
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Patent Attorney. Innovation. Science & Technology. Books. Music. Food. Wine.
Patent Attorney. Innovation. Science & Technology. Books. Music. Food. Wine.

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A judge's summary dismissal of patent infringement claims has been overturned on appeal. Good news for patentees; less so for accused infringers.

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Specialist Australian patent, trade marks and IP services firm Griffith Hack is to be acquired by Xenith IP for A$152 million.

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Pendency (i.e. the time it takes from application to grant of a patent) is one measure of examination performance. But it may not tell you everything about the health of your patent office.

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Australian IP firms are turning to public markets to raise capital to invest in innovation and growth. But how do they balance this with clients' interests?

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Patent-eligibility just got even more confusing in Australia. While a more efficient gaming machine interface has be found patentable, a substantive advance in travel search technology has been rejected.

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Techrights regularly insults, abuses and misrepresents those who dare to disagree. Recently it was my turn.

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Being a patent attorney can be a tough gig, so the personal rewards need to exceed the costs. For me, that is no longer the case, and so I am moving on.

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Are Australian courts and patent officials implicitly applying an initial evaluation step in deciding which cases to subject to closer eligibility analysis?

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An Australian tribunal has found that 'Swiss-style' second medical use patent claims relating to substances made using recombinant DNA technology may be eligible for extended terms.

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A Federal Court judge has determined that it is not objectively reasonable to believe that supplying goods made in China to a customer in Eritrea would infringe an Australian patent.
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