InternationalUSRemember you can easily switch between MIP US and MIP International at any time

Court sets innovation patent threshold

Peter Ollier, Hong Kong

The Australian Federal Court has handed down the first decision clarifying the level of inventiveness needed for an innovation patent. The case is expected to provide a boost to small businesses in the country

The August 13 decision in which the validity of three innovation patents was upheld “will open up patents to a lot of people,” according to Justin Blows, an associate for Griffith Hack in Sydney.

The Australian government introduced...

Please log in to read the rest of this article.

New to Managing Intellectual Property? Take advantage of free access to up to 5 articles on Managing IP and become a member today. It’s free to join and the benefits start straight away.

Already registered?

Please make sure you log in to read the rest of the article.

Log in

Join us now

Gain FREE access to up to five free articles when you register now.

Join here

More from the Managing IP blog

null null null



May / June 2019

From trademarks to trade secrets: in-house tips on brand protection in China

Despite the well-known struggles in protecting trademarks and trade secrets in China, there are some tried-and-tested strategies to employ, as Karry Lai and Ellie Mertens hear from in-house counsel at a range of domestic and international companies

Most read articles