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14 Jun 2018
The ACTI Bootcamp will provide CEOs and senior Australian executives of health and medtech companies the knowledge to assist them develop a high-level China market entry plan and business strategy. Read more

07 Jun 2018
The Australian innovation patent has been granted a second chance, with the recently introduced Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Productivity Commission Response Part 1 and Other Measures) Bill 2018 (“the Bill”) being absent of the previously proposed amendments that would see the innovation patent abolished.Read more

31 May 2018
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

29 May 2018
Functionally defined genus claims are vulnerable to invalidity based on lack of written description support, particularly where it is difficult to establish a correlation between structure and function of the whole genus or to predict other species falling within the genus.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.

Useful Links


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
Prue is a registered Australian Patent and Trade Marks attorney in our Biotechnology group. She completed her PhD at Monash Institute of Medical Research, investigating the effects of environmental chemicals on prostate disease.  Her comprehensive PhD led to a number of publications in high-ranking field specific peer-reviewed journals.