As proud supporters of the 2015 InnovationACT program, last night we saw Canberra’s next generation start-ups pitch for their share of $50 000 seed funding. With our own Deputy Director General Deb Anton on the judges’ panel, the night brought together the top ten teams to present their business concepts.
From Monday 9 November 2015 we will be changing the payment options available in eServices, our online service transaction portal, for international trade mark (Madrid) applications.
To help inform and educate our customers on intellectual property (IP), and ensure they maximise the benefits of their innovation, we’ve been working with Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) and Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand (IPONZ) on the Business Briefing: Maximising the potential of Intellectual Property for your business publication.
On Saturday 17 October, Assistant Minister for Innovation Wyatt Roy partnered with BlueChilli, who works to assist entrepreneurs to build, grow and invest in their new tech start-ups, and hosted Policy Hack. The one-day industry policy hackathon aimed to develop and pitch policies to assist with the growth of Australia’s innovation industries.
ThinkPlace and Ernst & Young have been selected to provide expertise to enable public sector innovation, design and ICT solution delivery. The new procurement panel for innovation is ready to support the public sector’s efforts to accelerate innovative solutions including service delivery redesign or prototyping digital solutions.
The Commissioner has considered the High Court’s decision in the judgement D'Arcy v Myriad Genetics Inc  HCA 35 that concluded that a claim to an isolated nucleic acid that merely represents information coding for a polypeptide is not patent eligible. The Commissioner has proposed examination practice for public consultation.
On Wednesday 7 October 2015 the High Court issued its decision regarding patent eligibility of isolated nucleic acid sequences.
Australian inventions have assisted with everyday activities such as hanging out the clothes to dry on a rotary washing line, keeping food fresh in the fridge, drilling a hole in the wall so you can hang a picture, taking antibiotics to help a throat infection and hearing people laugh if you were born deaf. So, how has Aussie innovation evolved over the years? We take a look at the emerging trends through the history of patents filed.
Check out the improvements we’ve made to the trade mark section of our website. Applying for trade marks can seem complex. That’s why, based on your feedback, we’ve made changes to improve the trade mark content that’s on our website.
As part of our commitment to providing customers with electronic delivery of correspondence we expect to release electronic certificates for trade marks from 23 November 2015.