NB: The following publications were accurate at the time of publication. They are awaiting update at November 2015, and may not in all cases reflect very recent changes in available resources, or in the internal make up of Fisher Adams Kelly Callinans. We appreciate your patience while these documents are updated.
The world recognises great ideas and great brands. Businesses are built on them and fortunes are made from them and there can be no doubt that the protection of Intellectual Property, is of paramount importance. This brochure
plains the types of intellectual property protection available and how to secure it.
A patent is the sole, legally enforceable right to sell, make, use, offer to sell or import an innovation. This booklet provides a simple introduction to obtaining and enforcing a patent in Australia, the benefits of a patent, and the situations in which obtaining a patent is the most appropriate approach.
You are working in R&D for your company and you just conceived a new concept that could be of commercial value. How do you effectively investigate whether your competitors have already thought of the same or a similar concept? This article provides easy, step-by-step instructions for quick, accurate and free searching of the copious patent databases of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The simple self-help patent searching techniques explained in this article are appropriate for expert researchers, individual inventors, corporate executives and small business managers alike.
Australia represents an ideal location to file for intellectual property protection for many overseas organisations. This booklet describes the benefits of Australia as an intellectual property hub for organisations looking to expand in Asia.
Protecting plant related innovations can appear complex, but the variety of protection options available in Australia and overseas provides a great deal of flexibility. Covering patents, plant patents, innovation patents and plant-breeders rights in Australia, the US, EU and around the world, this publication describes the available options, their criteria and features, and their benefits.
Innovative processes and new digital technologies can often provide a crucial competitive edge – but that advantage exists only for as long as others do not imitate and exploit the innovation. Intellectual Property rights, such as patents, can provide legal protection for your advantage and discourage others from imitating it. In modern business however, IP protection is about far more than simply preventing others from copying an innovation. No company can exploit all of its ideas in every situation – and sometimes someone else’s ideas can fill in the gaps on a corporate project. Thus IP rights can be licensed out to generate new revenue where the owner cannot invest and IP rights can be licensed in where needed. Also, IP rights form an asset which can be sold, reported or used to secure finance arrangements. However, in recent years there has been considerable controversy in Australia and around the world, concerning whether the law should allow business methods and processes that are implemented using digital technology to be patented. This publication explores the recent court decisions that lay out the criteria your invention must meet to be patentable subject matter.
Explores in detail what options are available to companies operating in the mining and engineering sectors in Australia to make the most of their Intellectual Property in protecting against the consequences of a resources downturn. In the modern mining and engineering sector, IP protection is about far more than simply preventing others from copying a company’s products.