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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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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Gennaro Simonetta - Principal
Gennaro has many years of experience in intellectual property, including patent, trade mark and design work. He began his career with IP Australia and has been working in private practice for over 17 years. Using his engineering background, Gennaro specialises in the patenting and design registration of general mechanical devices, metal building product and processes and metal strip casting technology.
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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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Interim Costs Orders
What are they? Why does your client need one?

November 18, 2014

Interim costs orders enable the recovery of legal costs sooner rather than later.

Essentially, an interim costs order involves the Court ordering the immediate payment of an amount that is less than the amount which the successful party would be likely to achieve following a detailed assessment.

An unsuccessful party to litigation is usually ordered to pay the successful party’s legal costs. However, the assessment of costs can be a cumbersome, time consuming and expensive process, which undermines the value of the costs order. Interim costs orders address this problem.


New Franchising Code of Conduct Imminent

November 12, 2014

From 1 January 2015, the current Franchising Code of Conduct will be repealed and replaced with a new Code. This will apply to all franchise systems operating in Australia. Whilst many provisions of the current Code will remain, some of the changes the new Franchising Code will apply.


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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



BREAKING NEWS: Computer implemented business methods are not patentable in Australia

November 10, 2014

The Full Federal Court has today dismissed an appeal from the decision in Research Affiliates LLC v The Commissioner of Patents. The appeal raised the question of whether computer implementation of an otherwise unpatentable business scheme is sufficient to make the claimed method properly the subject of letters patent.


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