There are plenty of different funding options available ranging from bank loans to online investment, venture capital and private equity. What are the advantages of each, and what do investors look for in a potential investment?Read more
Over the last three years, the New Zealand and Australian intellectual property (IP) profession has undergone a significant change. Legislative amendments to both the New Zealand and Australian Patents Acts have meant that IP firms can now incorporate as a means of raising capital and additionally providing an exit strategy for partners wanting to cash out.Read more
Australia is quickly becoming a world leader in food and agriculture innovation, with businesses from start-ups to multinationals creating valuable IP. Could patent protection add value to your new products or processes and offer a competitive advantage?Read more
The situation in relation to the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s current interpretation of section 101 with respect to diagnostic method patents is bleak. Never has it been more important to be smart and creative with your patent prosecution strategy from the outset.Read more
On 4 August 2017, the United States District Court handed down another decision to dishearten the biomedical sector. The U.S. judiciary are sending a constant message that diagnostic methods based on a natural law or principle are not to be considered as patent eligible subject matter.Read more
Games of Thrones has introduced the world to 'wildfire', an incredibly flammable liquid that is created and controlled by the Alchemists’ Guild. While it would be wise for its creator to think about how best to protect their intellectual property, we look at the reasons why protecting wildfire with a patent may not be the best idea.Read more
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are desperately seeking to increase competition for prescription drugs. What are the opportunities for pharmaceutical manufacturers?Read more
Stay up to date with informative and relevant IP new, articles and educational events. If you have any media inquiries please contact Naomi Smith.