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Joanne Martin

Partner

Joanne Martin
"Obtaining appropriate trade mark registration is a strategic process, to meet legal requirements, ensure freedom to use without infringing the rights of others, to place others on notice of IP rights and to provide strong, enforceable rights against infringers. Protection should be part of what a business is doing, reflecting the level of importance of marks and brands, and the level of determination to protect those rights."
"Obtaining appropriate trade mark registration is a strategic process, to meet legal requirements, ensure freedom to use without infringing the rights of others, to place others on notice of IP rights and to provide strong, enforceable rights against infringers. Protection should be part of what a business is doing, reflecting the level of importance of marks and brands, and the level of determination to protect those rights."
Should defensive trade marks be part of your portfolio protection strategy?
There are three main reasons to consider including defensive registrations in trade mark portfolio protection strategies.
There are three main reasons to consider including defensive registrations in trade mark portfolio protection strategies.
06 July 2016
USPTO Announces Patent Fast Track Pilot Program for Cancer Immunotherapy Applications
In line with President Obama’s recent call for a “Cancer Moonshot” (a US$1 billion initiative to achieve 10 years’ worth of cancer research in the next 5 years) the USPTO announced its “Cancer Immunotherapy Pilot Program” to accelerate examination of patent applications relating to cancer immunotherapy. The USPTO aims to complete patent examination for cancer immunotherapy applications under this program in 12 months or less.
In line with President Obama’s recent call for a “Cancer Moonshot” (a US$1 billion initiative to achieve 10 years’ worth of cancer research in the next 5 years) the USPTO announced its “Cancer Immunotherapy Pilot Program” to accelerate examination of patent applications relating to cancer immunotherapy. The USPTO aims to complete patent examination for cancer immunotherapy applications under this program in 12 months or less.
Dae Woong Oh

Overseas Qualified Attorney

Dae Woong Oh
Dae is a qualified Korean patent attorney with extensive experience in the field of patent searching and analysis.
Dae is a qualified Korean patent attorney with extensive experience in the field of patent searching and analysis.
20 March 2016
FB Rice adds new R&D Tax Consulting group to its business
FB Rice is pleased to announce the addition of a new R&D Tax Consulting group to its business. FB Rice R&D Tax Consulting will assist organisations with maximising the tax benefits associated with their eligible Research and Development activities.
FB Rice is pleased to announce the addition of a new R&D Tax Consulting group to its business. FB Rice R&D Tax Consulting will assist organisations with maximising the tax benefits associated with their eligible Research and Development activities.
Toward a new inventiveness requirement: The RPL Central decision
As discussed in our related post, the Full Court of the Federal Court has held that computer-implemented business methods are patentable in Australia, but only if the invention resides within the actual implementation of the business method by the computer.
As discussed in our related post, the Full Court of the Federal Court has held that computer-implemented business methods are patentable in Australia, but only if the invention resides within the actual implementation of the business method by the computer.