Budget provides little good news for innovative companies

Press Release For immediate release The Federal Budget has brought little good news for innovative companies that are developing technologies and securing Intellectual Property Rights. The only new initiative outlined in the Budget is the allocation of a further $378.6 million dollars to the Venture Australia Program. Of this funding, $25.4 million will be handed to the Department of Industry, …

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Sitting Pretty

Elanor Chapman, HR and Culture Specialist, Wrays Brand, Research and Culture services As experts in the brand and culture space, we are seemingly forever answering the question ‘so what is this organisational culture thing?’.  With new ways to answer that question always on my mind (mainly so I don’t bore myself, more so I don’t bore my listener) a recent article on my …

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An intellectual point of view: MiningNewsPremium.net

Publication Date: 20 February 2013 Page Number: Online Publication: MiningNewsPremium (www.miningnewspremium.net) Headline: An intellectual point of view AUSTRALIA’S mining suppliers may be missing out on millions because they are not taking care of their intellectual property. Supply Side by Noel Dyson At least that is the view of Wrays management and strategic services group head Albert Ferraloro. What if a …

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IP stakes on the rise

Publication Date: 20 February 2013 Page Number: Online Publication: High Grade (www.highgrade.net) Headline: IP Stakes on the rise AN increasing awareness of the value of intellectual property among exploration and mining companies hasn’t translated into a readiness on the part of most companies to test the worth of IP assets, according to a top legal mind in the field . …

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Raising the Bar IP Law Changes

Most Raising the Bar IP Law Changes taking effect on 15 April 2013 – Any instructions relating to actions intended to avoid the impact of the Raising the Bar changes MUST be received by Wrays before 12 April 2013 in order to allow us time to take the necessary action. If you are in the US, Middle East, Africa or …

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Employer branding – new buzz word or a critical element of your business strategy?

Wrays recently hosted a Masterclass workshop for senior HR and Communications professionals facilitated by global authority and thought-leader Brett Minchington, Chairman and CEO of Employer Brand International. An Employer brand is the image and associations within the minds of your current employees and key stakeholders. Branding is how you attract, engage and leverage your talent initiatives to further enhance the employee …

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Eli Lilly successfully defends Zyprexa compound patent in Australia

On 15 March 2013, the Australian Federal Court upheld Eli Lilly’s patent for the active compound in their highly successful product ZYPREXA®. Lilly successfully defended the validity of the patent against a wide-ranging attack by the well-known generic pharmaceutical manufacturer Apotex. Wrays is pleased to have been able to work together with Ashurst Australia in achieving this outcome for Eli …

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Advertisers feel heat

Publication Date: 18 February 2013 Page Number: 3 Publication: The West Australian, West Business Headline: Advertisers feel heat – on and off line Edition: METRO In a dispute between Google and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), the High Court of Australia just handed down a ruling that is good news for online advertising platforms, such as Facebook and …

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Changes to Australia’s IP laws – Raising the Bar

Australia is currently going through a major reform of its intellectual property system. The Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Raising the Bar) Act passed into law on 15 April 2012 and the majority of provisions in the Act come into effect on 15 April 2013. Attached is a summary of important legislative changes to help you understand and prepare for these …

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