Region: Australia

After $400 million wireless litigation finally ends, CSIRO returns to US courts in food tech dispute with BASF

In the patent world, at least when it comes to litigation, Australia’s largest public sector research body is best known for a yearslong effort to enforce a foundational wireless local access network (WLAN) patent that netted well over $400 million…

10 November 2017

AIPPI report - Patents and populism; Unwired Planet lessons for US; why trial lawyers struggle at PTAB

The populist wave gaining traction in many parts of the world is undoubtedly filtering through to IP policies. The United Kingdom’s Brexit vote last year, for example, threw the unitary patent and Unified Patent Court projects into question, while…

17 October 2017

Australia’s listed companies neglect intellectual assets at their peril, claims new report

Next month, the IAM team will be returning to Melbourne for another edition of IPBC Australasia. The speaking faculty we have lined up includes a wide range of companies listed on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX), including Treasury Wine Estates,…

13 October 2017

Australian government will push for inventive step reform and abolition of second-tier patents

Over the weekend, Australia’s government responded to a lengthy list of IP system reforms proposed last year by the country’s Productivity Commission, a top policy advisory body. Among other changes, the country’s second-tier “innovation patent”…

30 August 2017

IP value in the lands down under

Australia and New Zealand have the expertise, the investment and the right economic conditions to become high-tech innovation dynamos. What they need now is an IP strategy

01 June 2017

CSIRO sees “virtuous cycle” in reinvesting patent monetisation cash directly into commercialisation push

The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) – Australia’s national R&D agency – announced this week the creation of a new technology commercialisation fund that will be capitalised using patent assertion and licensing…

09 December 2016

IP lawyer: Amped-up protection on the cards for recombinant DNA products

Australian patent authorities continue to wrestle with the treatment of gene-related inventions. A new ruling may extend the life of patents covering medicines made with recombinant DNA technology

01 December 2016

Co-opetition, commercialisation and much more discussed at the first-ever IPBC Down Under

The IPBC brand came to the Southern Hemisphere for the first time yesterday. Hosted by IAM at the Sofitel in Melbourne, IPBC Australasia attracted around 200 delegates and speakers from Australia, New Zealand and the rest of the world. Reflecting…

11 November 2016

Patent strategies for the ASEAN region

Featured in IAM Yearbook 2017

Are you or your clients developing an international patenting strategy? If so, you should consider the world’s seventh-largest economy, particularly as it is projected to become the fourth largest. This regional economy is the Association of…

12 October 2016

In a field of flops, this IP stock gained over 150% in value last year

Considering the evidence, last year was a particularly disappointing one overall for publicly traded IP-centric companies and their investors. The PIPX – an index of patent monetisation company stocks compiled by former Freescale Semiconductor…

29 January 2016

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