The federal government has announced a review into Australia’s patents system to support innovation in small-to-medium-sized businesses. The review will consider the accessibility for small and medium enterprises (SMEs), as part of the government’s commitment to ensuring our intellectual property framework supports the needs of smaller businesses. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews … Continue reading Federal government launches review into patents system to support SMEs
Exair has released a new anti-static ion air cannon, which removes static electricity and cleans at distances up to 4.6m. The device meets CE and UL standards in the USA, Europe and Canada. It is also RoHS compliant. The new ion air cannon incorporates a number of new design features including a metal-armoured, high voltage … Continue reading Exair releases anti-static ion air cannon
One of the recent efforts to bridge the gulf between research and Australian enterprises was last week’s launch of Source IP. Brent Balinski spoke to IP Australia’s Matthew Fenech about the new online platform.
There’s a broad discussion happening in Australia about how to strengthen relationships between private industry and universities in order to foster innovation.
The R&D tax incentive is acknowledged in the industry as a positive for developing intellectual property, though there’s a push from medical manufacturers and others for assistance in taking IP to the next stage.
Manufacturers are advised to check all intellectual property (IP) rights before signing any trade deal. Susanne Hantos writes.
Graphene, physically isolated only a decade ago, has the potential to change the world. Brent Balinski reports on what it is, why it’s creating so much excitement, and what it might offer Australian industry.
NanoCarbon has closed a commercial patent licensing agreement with the University of Wollongong, with plans to develop industrial processes and products using graphene.