The Pinnacle Foundation | 2020 Scholarships Now Open

The Pinnacle Foundation website: https://thepinnaclefoundation.org/ 1.) Who are The Pinnacle Foundation, and what do they do? The Pinnacle Foundation’s focus is simple – they are helping LGBTIQ+ young adults to reach their full potential, and overcome their disadvantages. The goal is to help young people position themselves for success, transform society for the better, and …
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POF hosts SBE Australia’s E3 Program

POF is proud to host SBE Australia’s E3 Program (Empower, Evolve, Escalate) at our Melbourne office from 2 August to 30 September 2019. The E3 Program is designed specifically for female entrepreneurs and leaders of technology or life science businesses, equipping them with the skills they require to grow a successful, sustainable and scalable business. …
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Alyssa Telfer named in Managing IP’s Top 250 Women in IP 2019

We’re delighted to congratulate Alyssa Telfer on her inclusion in Managing IP’s Top 250 Women in IP for 2019, which recognises the leading female IP practitioners in private practice who have performed exceptionally for their clients and firms over the past year.   Alyssa has been a key member of POF’s electronics, physics and information …
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Patentable Subject Matter: Second Bite of the Apple® Sweeter than a Cripps Pink®

While those in the ICT space wait with baited breath on the outcome of Encompass Corporation Pty Ltd v InfoTrack Pty Ltd, NSD734/2018 (the Encompass appeal, reported here) for guidance on the subject matter eligibility of computer-implemented inventions, a recent decision has perhaps softened the position of the Australian Patent Office. In Apple, Inc. [2019] …
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Patent box tax scheme – in Australia?

Treasurer, Josh Frydenberg, recently indicated before a business audience in the UK that the Australian government was considering implementing a patent box tax scheme much like tax schemes adopted by other jurisdictions, most notably, the UK, France, Ireland, Switzerland, the BeNeLux countries and China. While implementation of a patent box tax scheme in Australia is …
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Proudly sponsoring the 2019 Graeme Clark Oration

Today marks the annual Graeme Clark Oration, of which POF is very proud to be a long standing sponsor. The Oration informs the community about scientific advances in health and medical research, delivered by recognised global leaders in their field. This year the Oration will be delivered by Professor Timothy Denison from the University of …
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Brazil joins Madrid System

Brazil has become the latest member of the Madrid System. From 2 October this year, Australian trade mark owners will be able to seek protection in Brazil when filing an application for international registration using the Madrid System. The Madrid System enables trade mark owners to file a single international trade mark application to seek …
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