Curtin Ignition Program 2019 – scholarship applications open now!

Collaboration and augmentation are the foundational principles of innovation – Vaclav Smil We understand the importance of collaboration and the need for guidance in the early stages of commercialisation. That is why we are proud supporters of the Curtin Ignition program – an intensive training program for aspiring entrepreneurs and innovators to trial and prepare high growth business ideas for …

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Wrays supporting Women in Tech in WA

Priding ourselves on supporting great innovators of present and future, we are excited to announce our partnership with WiTWA – Women in Tech WA. WiTWA is a Perth-based, not for profit organization, providing a framework for women in tech to extend their networks and expand their knowledge on a broad range of professional topics. The organisation encourages young people through …

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Wrays Chairman secures landmark patent opposition win

In the recent Australian patent office decision of Gary B Cox v MacroGenics, Inc. [2019] APO 13, Wrays’ Chairman, Gary Cox, successfully opposed the grant of Macrogenics, Inc.’s Australian patent application no. 2012259162 directed to polypeptides with extended serum half-lives. The decision is one of only a small number of Australian patent office decisions where a patent specification was held …

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The clients have spoken

Wrays have been selected as a finalist in the AFR Client Choice Awards 2019 for Best IP Specialist Firm. It certainly has been an inspiring year for innovation, and we continue to adapt and grow our expertise to deliver solutions that best meet our clients needs and maximise their IP assets. We are proudly independent – a strategic decision that …

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Are you an SME with a great idea?

Applications are now open for Western Australia’s Innovation Voucher Program (IVP), which aims to provide SMEs with a financial boost to advance their ideas and decrease the commercialisation gap in WA. We know that entrepreneurs march to the beat of their own drum, so gaining funding without sacrificing ownership can be challenging. The IVP is designed to assist innovators overcome …

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Applications for WA Innovator of the Year 2019 – open now

The WA Innovator of the Year (IOTY) program showcases innovative and entrepreneurial individuals and businesses, and provides support to commercisalise, scale and execute promising innovation in WA. The IOTY program is an initiative of the State Government’s New Industries Fund, which aims to enable SME’s to develop greater opportunities to commercialise their ideas and inevitably expand and create new jobs. …

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LESANZ appoints Tyson Keed as WA Committee Chair

Wrays is excited to announce that Tyson Keed has been appointed the Licensing Executives Society of Australia and New Zealand (LESANZ Inc.) WA Committee Chair. Wrays has supported LESANZ for over 25 years with a commitment to sharing our knowledge and experience to support industry growth and development, inspire and guide new entrepreneurs, and impart advice to organisations that will …

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Are you eligible? WA Innovation Vouchers Program applications now open

Are you an SME developing your innovation in Western Australia?  Yes – then you might just be eligible for Government funding  under the Government of Western Australia’s Innovation Vouchers Program (IVP) to support your innovation in any of the following areas: Research & Development Product Development Technology Transfer & Intellectual Property Commercialisation Support Services The Innovation Vouchers Program (IVP) is …

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Wrays selected as a finalist in the AFR Client Choice Awards

Wrays is thrilled to announce that we have been chosen as a finalist for ‘IP specialist firm’ in the 2018 Australian Financial Review Client Choice Awards. Based on independent research conducted by Beaton Consulting , the annual awards celebrate client service excellence in the legal profession and recognise leading firms and in-house teams on their achievements over the last 12 …

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Wrays appoints Dr Linda Kennaugh and Craig Humphris to its board of directors

Appointments reflect growing diversity and national strength of firm PERTH, AUSTRALIA – 4 December 2017 – Wrays Pty Ltd, one of Australia’s largest independent intellectual property firms, today announced that it has appointed Dr Linda Kennaugh and Craig Humphris to its board of directors. Dr Kennaugh is a Principal in Wrays’ Perth office, and is the first female to join …

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