Pens and prospering as a manufacturer

Trajan has been developing a world-first blood sampling device for several years. Brent Balinski spoke to company founder and chairman Stephen Tomisich about the hemaPEN – which is about to gain registration here and overseas – and where Australian companies can be competitive.

Canberra-esque madness kills the SME-focused innovation patent system

Comment by Peter Roberts Parliament has passed legislation killing the low cost innovation patent system, bowing to arguments from the Productivity Commission. Legislation killing the patent was passed by the Senate last week and followed an essentially economically-focused review that lacked transparency. This is yet another victory in a long list of destructive wins by…

Aristocrat and Ainsworth headed for court

Australia’s two leading manufacturers of gaming machines, Aristocrat Leisure (ASX: ALL) and Ainsworth Game Technology (ASX: AGI) are headed for a hard-fought patent battle in the federal court. Ainsworth announced it would be vigorously defending action by Aristocrat that alleges it infringed the comppany’s patent rights and Australian Consumer Law. Aristocrat maintains Ainsworth stole technology…

Adelaide startup signs agreement with Australian Space Agency

By Jessica Bassano Spun out of the University of South Australia in 2015, Myriota last year raised $15 million through a Series A funding round, with Boeing HorizonX Ventures among the contributors. The Statement of Strategic Intent follows a similar agreement penned between international aerospace company Boeing and the Australian Space Agency in April. Deputy head of…

Patent Box a generational opportunity for Australian industry

By Forum member Barry Thomas, Cook Medical   As an exporting medical devices company that employs more than 600 people, Cook Medical has long been a champion for tax reform to stimulate innovation and manufacturing.   Recent comments by the federal treasurer that the government would take a “close look” at a Patent Box scheme…