New Medical Technology Hub in NSW New Medical Technology Hub in NSW New Medical Technology Hub in NSW

NSW Deputy Premier Troy Grant and Minister for Health Jillian Skinner launched the Medical Technology Knowledge Hub on 9 March 2015 at Baxter Healthcare’s campus at Old Toongabbie.  The launch was attended by representatives of the Australian Medical Technology community. The Medical Technology Association of Australia is tasked with leading the MedTech Knowledge Hub which has been allocated $150,000 of funding from the NSW State Read More …

One good thing about selfies you may not have thought of

2014’s “Celebgate” (in which cloud computing accounts associated with mobile phones of various celebrities were hacked and posted online) has raised awareness of the problem of the posting  of intimate photographs without the consent of the subject of the photographs.  If you take a photograph of yourself, you own the copyright in it.  This means that if you take a photograph of yourself doing something Read More …

The use of ® and ™ in social media…

It is not compulsory to use the ® and ™ symbols in Australia. However, as a trademark owner, you should use these symbols when your trade mark is used in social media posts (for example, Facebook posts, LinkedIn posts and even Twitter tweets – where possible).  There are a number of reasons for doing this, but notably use of the ® and ™ symbols may Read More …

High Court to determine if isolated genetic material is patentable subject matter in Australia

The Australian High Court has allowed Yvonne D’Arcy’s special leave application from the Full Federal Court decision in D’Arcy v Myriad Genetics Inc [2014] FCAFC 115. As a result, the patent claims directed to the gene BRCA1 (which has been found to exhibit particular mutations in women with an enhanced risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer) will be considered by the High Court sometime this year. Read More …