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If you have a device, substance, method or process that is new, inventive and useful, you may need a patent. Find out what patents are and what’s involved in the application and management process.
If you want to distinguish your goods, services (or both) from those of another business, you may need a trade mark. Find out what trade marks are and what’s involved in the application and management process.
If you want to protect the unique visual appearance of a product, you may need design rights. Find out what they are and what’s involved in the application and management process.
If you have developed, or are developing a new plant variety, you may need plant breeder’s rights. Find out what they are and what’s involved in the application and management process.
Find out what you need to know to get started and progress your intellectual property (IP) journey including tips on taking your idea to market in Australia and abroad.
Find out what to do if someone is infringing on your intellectual property (IP), how to avoid infringing on someone else’s IP and what to do about unsolicited IP services.
If you are a self filer, attorney or a Qualified Person (QP) –this is the place to find our examination manuals, FAQs, case studies, search tools and more to help you further understand and research intellectual property.
Source IP was used to connect with a university and access its existing patents to bring new technology to market.
Successful IP management has allowed a university to retain ownership of patents covering a new technology it developed, while the business partner was granted an exclusive licence over the patents.
Collaboration with CSIRO, through access to scientists, facilities and equipment, resulted in a patent to protect technology improvements.
A collaboration to carry out clinical trials for a new device resulted in the university further developing its expertise in clinical trials and the use of medical laser devices while the business retained full ownership of its patent.