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17 Feb 2017
The Enlarged Board of Appeal of the EPO has taken the opportunity afforded by the referral of T05557/13 (as discussed in our previous post) to eliminate the chance of self-collision of patents/patent applications once and for all. The full decision G1/15 can be found here. Read more

16 Feb 2017
Attorneys Tracey Webb and Andrew Gregory are looking forward to presenting at the China Market-Ready Medtech & Pharma workshops, being held in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Adelaide, from 28 February – 9 March. Read more

15 Feb 2017
‘… we need to significantly lift our game if we want to be a top tier innovation nation’ - Bill Ferris AC, Chair of Innovation Science Australia’s Board. Read more

08 Feb 2017
The FB Rice tax team has put together 5 tips to ensure your claims are maximised and ‘Audit Ready’. 1. Work out your hypothesis and start with a plan 2. Assign an R&D Champion/Single Point of ContactRead more

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Our philosophy says that there is more to fulfilling our clients' needs than the advice that they receive directly from us. It is important to us to help educate clients and to help them to stay abreast of developments in intellectual property. For this reason we offer 'Library Resources' which includes tools such as patent and trade mark 'Q&A', flow charts which outline patent processes and a variety of fact sheets.

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Government Websites

IP Australia - Australian Patent Office
IPONZ - New Zealand Intellectual Property Office
WIPO - World Intellectual Property Organisation

Associated Organisations

AIPLA - American Intellectual Property Law Association
AIPPI - International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property
AIPF - Association of Intellectual Property Firms
BIO - Biotechnology Industry Organisation
FICPI - International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys
INTA - International Trademark Association
IPSANZ - Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand
RACI - Royal Australian Chemical Institute
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Senior Associate

Charles is a registered Australian and New Zealand Patent Attorney with over six years of experience in drafting and prosecuting Australian and overseas patent applications.  In addition to patent prosecution, Charles also works closely with clients to prepare thorough validity and infringement opinions. His practice also involves protecting clients’ registered designs in Australia and overseas.