Trade Secrets – the hidden asset, until it isn’t: Part One

Most, if not all, organisations unknowingly develop confidential information including trade secrets. Take, for example, a courier who learns that, at a particular time of day, it is best to take a certain route to avoid traffic.

Lift-off with space elevators – an IP perspective

Since we first sent objects into space, rockets have been used for the transportation of space objects. These first rockets were complex, costly, single-use, and had high failure rates. At the time, these issues were overlooked by space agencies in the race to get into space.

Unseen and undervalued – A brief introduction to intangible assets

Over the past few decades, the world has seen dizzying advancements in technology. By way of example, Australia only connected to the Internet in 1989 – now it’s impossible to imagine life without it. But perhaps the most exciting development in recent years is the rapid and accelerating commercialisation of space.

Patents 101 and why you do not have to file a patent to use the patent system​

A patent provides a limited monopoly right to exclude others from performing your invention. In return for this right, the invention described in the patent is made publicly available.