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Aristocrat v Commissioner – Deja Vu All Over Again

In the words of the noted American philosopher Yogi Berra, the recent Federal Court decision of Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Limited v Commissioner of Patents (No 3) FCA 212 (Aristocrat No 3) feels like déjà vu all over again. This…
March 27, 2024

Continued growth at Madderns

Despite a decline of 2.4 per cent in Australian patent filings in 2023, Madderns rose above most, having the largest increase of the leading 10 patent filing firms with 10.3 per cent growth. Madderns is the 10th largest employer of…
March 21, 2024

Introducing Pratishtah Sobrun

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Pratishtah Sobrun as a trainee Patent & Trade Mark Attorney with Madderns. Pratishtah is working towards registration as a Patent and Trade Mark Attorney within our specialist ICT team.  Pratishtah’s expertise covers…
March 12, 2024

Promotion for David Bey

We are delighted to announce the promotion of David Bey to Senior Associate Patent & Trade Mark Attorney. David is an Australian and New Zealand Patent and Trade Mark Attorney within our specialist Engineering team. David’s expertise covers a broad…
February 1, 2024

A Positive Signal for Computer Implemented Inventions in Australia?

For the first time since the landmark High Court case of Aristocrat in 2021, the Australian Federal Court has considered the patentability of a computer-implemented invention (CII)., The decision provides some much-needed clarity and provides more support for the position…
October 12, 2023

We are hiring!

We are seeking a Trainee Patent Attorney to join our ICT team in Adelaide and assist our specialist ICT attorneys to protect our clients’ innovations. Applicants will need degree qualifications in electronics/electrical engineering, computer engineering, physics or a related field.…
August 28, 2023