Patent case studies

  • Alchemia: 10 years from patent to payday

    What does it take to lead a biotech start-up? Try nerves of steel, the patience of a saint, and a brains trust of PHDs and MBAs.


  • An Aussie fix for aortic aneurysms

    Cook MedicalZenith Endovascular Graft provides a less invasive option to treat Aortic aneurysms.


  • Bionomics scores a $345M deal

    2012 marks an important milestone for Australia’s biotech industry.


  • CSIRO's WLAN patent

    Wireless LAN is one of those all-pervasive technologies we rarely think about - probably because it works really well.


  • Gardasil - a vaccine for cervical cancer

    A vaccine targeting human papillomavirus (HPV) - there are many strains of HPV and some can cause cancer.


  • Generating IP on behalf of clients

    Lu Papi's New South Wales based research and development company generates IP for clients by developing their ideas from concept to manufacturing. It focuses on IP protection through patenting.


  • IP for Medicine

    It's not easy getting our bodies to absorb medicines. Some drugs are affected by our age, sex, diet or even the temperature and time of day. Many costly new medicines are simply abandoned due to poor solubility or other difficulties delivering the drug.


  • IP in Japan

    Having been in business in Japan for decades, Terrie Lloyd has had plenty of experience with the Japanese IP system. He now runs several businesses that provide information or services to foreign software, biotech and media companies accessing or looking to access the Japanese market. Two of his key businesses are Japan Inc, a technology innovation magazine, and LINC Media, a business incubation company.


  • IP protection for a beach chair

    When Katherine Drayton realised that her innovative beach chair could be marketable, she researched her IP rights and took out protection in the form of an innovation patent, a design registration and a trade marked logo.

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  • IP protection for a fridge magnet

    The inventor of a special fridge magnet made sure his IP was appropriately protected before he began commercialising it. As the product was an easy one to copy, he accepted that his ability to protect the IP would be limited, and factored this into his business strategy.


Last Updated: 16/12/2013

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