Innovation patent abolishment – what it means for you

Following legislation changes, on Thursday 27 February 2020, IP Australia announced that it will no longer accept new innovation patent applications from 26 August 2021. The death of the innovation has been a protracted affair, so this decision by IP Australia was not unexpected.

The blurred inventor

For most inventors, the patenting process is a foreign concept that is confusing, complex, and divorced from the underlying development of the technology of an invention.

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.