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Abstract world
Published:
22 November 2018

Our new Patent Landscape Report trial provides a global snapshot of your technology, available free with international-type search requests.

Published:
16 November 2018

We are currently seeking input from interested parties on proposed changes to Australia’s IP regulations.

Published:
29 October 2018

We received 18 non-confidential submissions during stakeholder consultation.

No Result

Published:
10 October 2018

Noel Chambers, CEO of the National Foundation for Medical Research and Innovation (NFMRI), explains the value of our latest Patent Analytics Hub report in this guest blog.

Published:
26 September 2018

Certification trade marks are a great way to differentiate your products in a crowded market. With the rise in consumer education of products; awareness, choice, origins, gluten free and ethical aspects of food are becoming increasingly important.

Presented by Mr Bill Ferris AC, Chair of Innovation and Science Australia
Published:
7 September 2018

The lecture was presented by Mr Bill Ferris AC, Chair of Innovation and Science Australia.

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As part of our commitment to improving our agency and the Australian intellectual property system, we regularly call for submissions from the public.

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