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23 Aug 2017
In certain circumstances, R&D activities conducted overseas may qualify to claim the R&D tax offset at the same rate as a company’s Australian based R&D however overseas activities are subject to additional criteria and the issue of the ‘Overseas Finding’. Read more

16 Aug 2016
Partner Rachel Hooke and the judging panel have shortlisted thirty-eight of Australia's leading and innovative technology companies for the Australian Technologies Competition 2016 Business Accelerator.Read more

08 Aug 2016
With over 1000 science events across the country - National Science Week is Australia's annual celebration of science and technology. Read more

29 Jul 2016
The Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) recently set a higher bar for allowance of post-grant amendments. The change in practice follows decisions in Ship's Equipment Centre Bremen GmbH v Fuji Trading (Singapore) Pty Ltd & Ors [2015] SGHC 159 and more recently Warner-Lambert Company LLC v Novartis (Singapore) Pte Ltd [2016] SGHC 106 where the Singapore High Court affirmed the guidelines for allowance of post-grant amendments set down in the UK. Read 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
Our People
Senior Associate
David is a Senior Associate in the Engineering group of our Sydney office and holds a Bachelor of Science from Macquarie University, Sydney and a Masters in Industrial Property Law from the University of Technology, Sydney.
David is a registered Australian Patent and Trade Marks Attorney.