Patents, Trade Marks & IP Law | Griffith Hack | Australia

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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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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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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 here to find out.

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Supply of a component part may infringe a claim for the entire product

March 3, 2015

Until very recently, no-one has known whether supply of a component part may infringe a claim for a patented product that includes the component.

In Australia, liability for indirect infringement of a patent first arose through the doctrine of ‘accessorial tortious liability’, which mirrored that of the UK. Liability was imposed if the joint tortfeasor made themselves a joint party in the commission of the infringement or engaged in a ‘concerted design’. However, the sale of a component in full knowledge that it would be used to infringe a patent was held to amount to mere facilitation falling short of a ‘concerted design’ and therefore was permitted.

Senate approves $100 million cap on R&D tax incentives

February 16, 2015

On Tuesday the Senate passed legislation which puts limits on tax relief for research and development. Tracey Murray discusses the changes.