Happy New Year and welcome to 2018!

We’d like to wish all of our readers a happy and prosperous new year as we begin 2018.

2017 was an eventful year in the Australian intellectual property (IP) industry. We saw the results of Productivity Commission’s inquiry into Australia’s IP system which has led to the phasing out of the innovation patent, and there’s been an increasing corporatisation of the IP environment which leaves Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick as one of the few remaining independent firms of significance in Australia.

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