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The Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia is the representative body for Australian patent and trade mark attorneys.
This site provides the latest news and resource information about patent and trade mark law in Australia.
Save the innovation patent campaign
For the past year, IPTA has been actively lobbying the Government to retain the innovation patent system. This work has
Funding Grants For Women’s Leadership Development
IPTA has been asked to draw its members attention to the following: FUNDING GRANTS FOR WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT Women &
Innovation patents; Safe for now.
For several months, IPTA has been actively coordinating discussions between IP Australia, Government Ministers, the Opposition, cross-bench Senators and innovators
Boost for cancer research – accelerated examination of US patent applications for cancer immunotherapy
On 12 June 2016, US President Barack Obama announced the “National Moonshot Initiative”, which aims to make more therapies available
Faulty Towers The Dining Experience – no laughing matter
John Cleese is back in the limelight and not too pleased with a live theatre show called Faulty Towers,
The Power of Design Registrations
Registered designs are sometimes overlooked in favour of their patent and trade mark cousins. However, the Federal Court’s latest decision
Full Court Shines A Light on Claim Construction
It is a well-established principle of claim construction that it is not permissible to vary or qualify the plain and unambiguous
Full Court Looks Into Best Method Requirements
Ever since its introduction into the 1952 Patents Act, there has been a statutory requirement for an Australian complete patent
The impact of Brexit on intellectual property in the UK
Following a referendum 23 June 2016, the UK has voted to exit the European Union (EU), an outcome coined “BREXIT”.
The future of Plant Breeder’s Rights in Australia
The Australian Productivity Commission’s overarching recommendations seek to rebalance IP policy more in favour of Australian interests. Whilst the draft