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At Griffith Hack we recognise that our clients' intellectual property is a precious and valuable asset.

With an unrivalled depth of technical expertise and litigation experience, our specialised practice offers the highest calibre of intellectual property advice and services, tailored to meet the broad demands of individual client business strategies.

We can work with you to obtain the protection and outcomes you need.

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Drilling into the patent landscape of fracking



Fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, has had a major impact on gas production in the United States, and could have the same impact in Australia. This paper discusses patents in fracturing and how Network Patent Analysis can help explore and further understand developments in this increasingly important technology.

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Awards



Griffith Hack has been ranked Tier 1 "Highly Recommended' for Prosecution, Tier 2 'Silver' for Litigation and 'Recommended' for Transactions by IAM Patent 1000: The World's Leading Patent Practitioners 2014.

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Tony Ward - Consultant
Tony qualified as a Chartered Patent Agent in England in 1976. After immigrating to Australia, he qualified as an Australian patent attorney in 1977 and registered as a European attorney in 1979. Using his previous experience, Tony specialises in patents for mechanical engineering devices, especially those in the automotive industry. He also represents trade mark clients and is responsible for intellectual property matters in both Australian and overseas companies in a wide range of industries. “IP prot...
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Industry focus



Clean & sustainable technologies


The Griffith Hack Clean & Sustainable Technologies Group is Australia’s pre-eminent provider of IP services to organisations that develop technologies with a reduced environmental impact. Our clients in this area are varied across:

  • Start-ups
  • Research organisations
  • Large Corporations

We have been immersed in these technologies for many years. We constantly monitor technological developments, review relevant economic and legislative developments, and align ourselves with key industry, academic and governmental players. Why? Click below to find out.

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Copyright: way forward uncertain despite ALRC recommendation – BRR Media iBrief with Andrew Goatcher

April 1, 2014

Principal Andrew Goatcher discusses the adoption of the Fair Use Exception in answer to criticisms of the present Copyright Act provisions on fair dealing with BRR Media.


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IP Financing: Is Australia being left behind?

November 26, 2014

A conference on Intellectual Property Financing was recently hosted by the Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers, the Central Bank of Malaysia, and the IP Corporation of Malaysia. Tim Heberden, Griffith Hack’s IP Valuation Director, was guest speaker.

The purpose of the conference was to promote the Malaysian Government’s IP Financing scheme to commercial banks. The scheme was launched in 2013, and enables small and medium sized companies to gain debt capital based on the value of their IP.


A grant program for investors and those seeking to commercialise intellectual property

November 26, 2014

As one of Australia’s leading Intellectual Property firms, Griffith Hack is constantly seeking opportunities for our clients to gain maximum value from their investment in innovation. One opportunity that is available, yet commonly overlooked, is the Export Market Development Grant (EMDG) program.

The EMDG program is a broad based Federal Government grant, that reimburses applicants up to 50% of eligible expenses (with a maximum grant of $150,000), provided applicants have incurred at least $15,000 of eligible expenses in a given grant year. First time applicants are able to combine two years of expenses to meet this threshold.


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INNOVATIVITY Melbourne - Innovation the key to business success

May 1, 2014

Join us for a FREE informative evening and learn how new skills, tools and techniques in innovation can help your business drive revenue, grow profits and reach global markets.



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A grant program for investors and those seeking to commercialise intellectual property

November 26, 2014

As one of Australia’s leading Intellectual Property firms, Griffith Hack is constantly seeking opportunities for our clients to gain maximum value from their investment in innovation. One opportunity that is available, yet commonly overlooked, is the Export Market Development Grant (EMDG) program.

The EMDG program is a broad based Federal Government grant, that reimburses applicants up to 50% of eligible expenses (with a maximum grant of $150,000), provided applicants have incurred at least $15,000 of eligible expenses in a given grant year. First time applicants are able to combine two years of expenses to meet this threshold.


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