Failing to properly secure your brand in China can be a very expensive mistake, as the experience of computer giant Apple shows.
Stormseal inventor and Managing Director, Matthew Lennox, has accelerated his idea for a product that provides huge relief for storm victims and their rescuers and insurers through government funding and securing intellectual property (IP) protection.
When Dr Sheila Donnelly and her team at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) created a novel technology with commercial potential, they worked with the Technology Transfer Office to secure patent protection, and then used their IP position to gain a 1.25 million dollar investment.
Nahida Bhuiyan has been an examiner in plant breeder’s rights (PBR) for nearly 10 years. In that time she has travelled the Canberra area, as well as to Melbourne, Tasmania, Waikerie, Brisbane, Portland, Gatton, MacKay and Sydney to examine growing trials for new plant varieties.
With registered intellectual property (IP) in Australia, the United Kingdom (UK) and Hong Kong, founder of Eliminator Sports, Martin McDonald knows a thing or two about the IP system and shares his experience with us.
Scancam is one of Australia's hottest startups, single-handedly changing the way service stations protect themselves against fuel theft by using video cameras and licence plate recognition technology. Scancam was founded in 2014 by Perth duo, Eoin Byrne and Anthony Schmidt, and is the world’s first smart anti-fuel-theft technology.
Mick Spencer, Founder and Managing Director of ONTHEGO®, shares his IP lesson's after his initial trade mark application was unsuccessful as it had already been filed by a competing comany. Spencer discovered the registered trade mark wasn't being used so with research and some professional advice he decided to fight it, and was successful in gaining the trade mark.
The top three pieces of advice ex-Navy diver turned innovator Tim Lyons would give aspiring entrepreneurs on intellectual property (IP) would be: get yourself a good patent attorney early, make sure you have solid Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs) in place before talking to anyone about your ideas and apply for provisional patents while you get your ‘ducks in a row’.
Pictured: innovators and former University of NSW (UNSW) graduates, Julian Chow and Alfred Boyadgis with their smart helmet system the Alpine Forcite EON One.
Entrepreneur and industrial designer Alfred Boyadgis likens his approach to intellectual property (IP) protection to the characteristics of a rabbit.