Mark Williams announced as a Lexology Legal Influencer for Q1 2019

We’re proud to announce that POF’s own Mark Williams has been named Lexology’s exclusive ‘Legal Influencer’ for IP in Australasia, in recognition of his contributions to Inspired – The POF Blog throughout Q1 of 2019. Winners of this award are selected based on how consistently they produce useful and insightful legal content, and the readership …
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Managing Partner, Ross McFarlane, named as a finalist in the Lawyers Weekly ‘Partner of the Year Awards’ 2019

We are delighted to announce that our Managing Partner, Ross McFarlane, has been shortlisted for ‘Intellectual Property Partner of the Year’ in this year’s Lawyers Weekly ‘Partner of the Year Awards’. The Partner of the Year Awards showcases outstanding performance by partners who demonstrate quality leadership, technical expertise and strong business development skills. Finalist submissions …
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The importance of inventing a way forward for women in IP

Across the world, individuals, companies and firms have been celebrating women’s achievements as part of International Women’s Day, and Women’s History Month. While there is no doubt that women have made their mark and proven their success in many sectors, there are some interesting insights surrounding the contribution and practice perspectives of women in intellectual …
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Harmony Day 2019 – ‘Everyone belongs’

This year marks the 20th anniversary of Harmony Day, Australia’s celebration of multiculturalism and diversity. The continuing message of Harmony Day is ‘Everyone Belongs’, and the day focusses on community participation, inclusiveness, celebrating diversity, respect and belonging. As part of the celebration, POF held a lunch that included food from many different countries around the …
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Celebrating International Women’s Day 2019

POF is delighted to celebrate International Women’s Day and the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women across the globe. As a firm committed to promoting diversity, equality, respect and inclusion, we’re proud to #BalanceforBetter and to stand for a more gender-balanced world, starting in our own workplace. As part of our celebrations, POF …
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Piloting a different kind of search program

The IP5 Offices’ third Collaborative Search & Examination pilot program, which launched on 1 July 2018, is now well underway. As we’ve previously reported, the pilot program is an exciting initiative that has the potential to provide PCT applicants with more globally focused insight into the patentability of their invention at a very early stage …
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