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Abolition of the Innovation Patent System May Prove Detrimental to Australian SMEs

February 2nd, 2018

The Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia (IPTA) has stated that the government’s proposed abolition of the innovation patent system will “seriously disadvantage Australian SMEs attracting finance to commercialise their innovations by removing the simplest and lowest cost means of protecting their intellectual property.” The Innovation Patent System (IPS) was introduced in 2001 to encourage local SMEs to innovate. In 2016, over 2,000 applications for innovation patents were filed. The IPS allows Australian inventors and SMEs to protect […]

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ISA releases plan for Australia to thrive in global innovation race

January 30th, 2018

As Australia celebrates 26 years of continuous economic growth, Innovation and Science Australia (ISA) releases their plan for Australia to further thrive in the global innovation race. ISA has released their report titled “Australia 2030: Prosperity through Innovation,” which provides a roadmap for governments to accelerate Australia’s innovation system by 2030. The report is a strategic plan to advise policy makers on how to accelerate innovation and optimise Australia’s innovation system. In planning towards 2030, innovation will continue to be […]

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Researchers deploy unmanned Sail Drones as an Australian first science mission

January 25th, 2018

Researchers from CSIRO are beginning an Australian first science mission to deploy ocean surface unmanned Sail Drones to sail the world. Typical research vessel ships cost tens of thousands of dollars per day to operate and require several on-board staff and researchers to operate equipment and collect data. However sail drones are unoccupied sail crafts controlled remotely from smart devices and rely on solar to charge their batteries and wind to sail. Additionally, sail drones are not weather dependent like […]

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Innovative technology allowing bikes to communicate with cars

January 12th, 2018

The innovative communication company, Trek and Tome are working on an AI-based bicycle-to-vehicle (B2V) communication system which will allow bicycle riders the ability to detect when a vehicle is close by or approaching. A further component to developing this innovative product is to include Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything technology (C-V2X), which would let vehicles communicate with other vehicles. This technology could work by building C-V2X into bike electronics, such as the lights and building a mobile phone app for cyclists. Currently Garmin […]

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Bryce Steele
Principal, Melbourne
Tel: (03) 9018 5778
Mob: 0435 713 493
Tom Parkhouse
Principal, Sydney
Tel: (02) 8006 0559
Mob: 0435 713 493
Andy Nguyen
Principal, Brisbane
Tel: (07) 3221 1499
Mob: 0407 750 249
Kieu McKellar
Manager, Adelaide
Tel: (08) 8121 7850
Mob: 0435 713 493
David Greatwich
Principal, Perth
Tel: (08) 9340 3745
Mob: 0468 386 250
Krishna Gungaram
Manager, Hobart
Tel: (03) 9018 5778
Mob: 0435 713 493



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