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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Off the Shelf Patent Protection

The Australian oil and gas sector, much of which operates offshore, represents an enormous economic opportunity for the nation. However, few – if any – of the companies that operate in Australian waters have considered their exposure to IP risks.

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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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Katie Kavanaugh - Lawyer
Katie’s passion for IP developed during her time studying law. As a university medallist, she excelled in many subjects but it was IP that captured her intellectual curiosity. Now a Lawyer, Katie loves identifying the nugget of knowledge that can help solve clients’ problems. With research skills honed through previous study in chemical engineering, communications and behavioural science, Katie has a knack for finding information others might miss. Starting her education within the Ivy Lea...
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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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Latest Videos

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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Are computer implemented inventions on their way down the rabbit hole?

July 25, 2014

In Alice Corp v CLS Bank International the US Supreme Court affirmed the framework from Mayo Collaborative Services v. Prometheus Laboratories as the primary tool for assessing inventions involving any implied exceptions to patentability in the US: laws of nature, natural phenomena, and abstract ideas. This has raised a lot of questions for those who work with software based and computer implemented inventions.

Roadmap to Biobusiness in India seminar - 31 July

July 23, 2014

Griffith Hack in association with Life Sciences Queensland Limited is pleased to be supporting the Roadmap to Biobusiness in India: Opportunities, IP and Regulatory Issues seminar on 31 July.


Events & Seminars

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.

In the Public

Federal Budget Update: Attention All Innovators

May 16, 2014

The Federal Government’s 2014-15 Budget has been heralded as the catalyst for generational change within the Australian economy. A review of the programs and initiatives retained or established by the Budget reveals the Government’s intention – to move the Australian economy away from its reliance on mining and low value-add manufacturing and towards industries that build on knowledge, innovation and entrepreneurship.

For the majority of business, intellectual property (IP), including patented technology, brand, designs, etc. is the key driver for success. In this Budget Brief, Griffith Hack analyses the key government initiatives that relate to the generation, protection and exploitation of IP and looks at how businesses can take advantage of these initiatives, in order to maximise the value of their investment in innovation.

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