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Did you know how to use your patent to gain tax incentives for your investors?

Did you know that an Early Stage Investor is entitled to tax incentives if the company is an Early Stage Innovation Company (ESIC)?  Further, that so long as the ESIC qualifies as an ESIC immediately after shares are issued to the investor, the investor’s entitlements to early stage investor tax incentives are maintained?  Accordingly, there…
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Plant Breeder’s Rights in Australia

People who know me well, know that I endeavour to tread lightly on this earth, minimizing my footprint as best I can. This encompasses actions my parents instilled in me, such as turning off lights when leaving a room and not just throwing recyclables in the waste bin. As a result of my endeavours, I…
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Secretly using your own invention can jeopardise your patent

Most inventors are aware that they jeopardise their ability to obtain or retain patent rights if they publicly disclose their invention prior to filing a patent application. However, many inventors do not realise that secret use of the invention, without any public disclosure, may also jeopardise their patent rights. Essentially, ‘secret use’ is considered to be…
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Will the European Unitary Patent and Court start in 2017?

Easter lies in April this year. Although we are only near the end of January, most of us are already feasting on hot cross buns promptly placed on sale in our supermarkets when New Year’s celebrations ended. How time flies. If only things in the patenting world arrive so quickly. For instance, many patent professionals…
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