POF welcomes new Senior Associate and fintech specialist, Matthew Ford

Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick is delighted to welcome our newest Senior Associate, Matthew Ford, who has recently joined the Electronics, Physics and IT (EPIT) Team in our Sydney office. Matthew has a first class honours degree in physics, majoring in photonics and has over 10 years of experience in the IP field. He practices in the …
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POF ranked tier 1 prosecution and strategy firm in WTR 1000

We are pleased to announce that POF has once again been listed as Tier 1 in ‘Prosecution and Strategy’ in the World Trademark Review 1000 (WTR) for 2019. The WTR is a globally renowned guide that shines a spotlight on firms and individuals that are deemed outstanding in trade mark development, prosecution and enforcement. Firms …
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POF named Lexology Thought Leader

We’re proud to announce that POF has been named Lexology’s exclusive ‘Thought Leader’ for IP in Australasia, recognizing the performance of Inspired – the POF Blog throughout Q4 of 2018! Lexology’s awards are chosen by measuring the number of reads, and the overall readership score that Lexology assigns to each article in that quarter. This …
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A possible ceasefire in IP Australia’s war on the patentability of computer implemented inventions?

Almost three years ago, the Full Federal Court of Australia handed down judgment in a very notable case¹. At the time, it was hoped that this judgment might provide patent applicants with certainty around the application of the law of Manner of Manufacture (i.e. patentable subject matter) as it relates to computer implemented inventions in …
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POF practioners recognised as Rising Stars – MIP IP Stars Awards

We’re proud to announce that POF attorneys Dr Annabella Newton and Dr David Hvasanov have been named among this year’s Rising Stars in the IP Stars awards. This is a fantastic achievement for both Annabella and David, and we’d like to congratulate them on their win. Each year IP Stars research analysts receive and analyse a …
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Social responsibility in action: A recap of 2018

As we near the end of 2018, now is a good time to reflect on the year that has been and look at our contributions that go beyond the scope of IP. We are proud to have played a role in numerous fundraising and volunteer efforts across 2018, and to have supported many great causes …
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Reporting burdens imposed by Section 76A have been repealed

Recent legislative changes have removed a reporting burden from patentees applying for pharmaceutical extensions of term. Section 76A of the Australian Patents Act (the Act) was introduced alongside the pharmaceutical extension of term scheme in order to collect data regarding each granted extension. It was intended to assist in evaluating whether pharmaceutical extensions of term …
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