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Patentability of known technology

For a product or process to be patentable in Australia, it is commonly understood that it must be novel (new), possess an inventive (non-obvious advantage over similar technology) and be industrially useful. However under some circumstances previously known technology can be patentable. Although the majority of inventions build on previously known technology, they commonly do…
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Nominations for Young Entrepreneur Brisbane 2017 close this Sunday 30 July

If you are a Brisbane business founder born in 1976 or later, be acknowledged for your achievements and put yourself and your business or brand before a national audience. Award categories: DIGITAL DISRUPTOR TECHNOLOGY (hardware, servicing or developing tech) MANUFACTURING, WHOLESALE & DISTRIBUTION MARKETING & PR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES RETAIL & SERVICES HOSPITALITY, TOURISM & EVENTS HEALTH &…
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2017 Premier of Queensland’s Export Awards

BE RECOGNISED AS A QUEEENSLAND EXPORT CHAMPION AND JOIN US IN CELEBRATING EXCELLENCE IN INTERNATIONAL TRADE. Applying for the awards has many benefits, including Raising your profile and reputation significantly among local and international customers; Distinguishing your business from that of your competitors (as a winner/finalist); Being exposed to valuable business and networking opportunities; Gaining…
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Should I obtain a new European Unitary Patent?

Earlier this year I wrote that the European Unitary Patent (UP) and Unified Patent Court (UPC) were likely to start in the second half of 2017. Only ratification by Germany and the UK was needed. Last month an announcement appeared on the UPC website stating that "the previously announced target date for the entry into…
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