DCC Out & About – December 2015
‘WHAT IS THE MEANING OF MYRIAD?’ SEMINAR SERIES
In November, DCC held a series of seminars to discuss the potential impacts of the recent High Court Myriad decision. Our panel for these sessions included Professor Andrew Christie, Chair of intellectual Property at Melbourne Law School (University of Melbourne) and Dr Lexie Press, Supervising Examiner in the Pharmaceuticals Section at IP Australia.
The seminars were all well attended and encouraged considerable participation from attendees. In Melbourne we teamed up with BioMelbourne and DCC Partner’s Michael Caine and Dr Bill Pickering joined the panel, in Sydney DCC’s Dr Gavin Recchia presented with input from Anna Lavelle, CEO of our co-host Ausbiotech, and in Brisbane DCC’s Dr Victor Argaet chaired the session along with input form Life Sciences Queensland.
Following the release of the IP Australia updated examination practice in light of the decision, which is expected in January, we will provide further information regarding the patent examination implications of the Myriad decision. A video of the Sydney seminar will soon be on our website.
The full Sydney seminar is below, and includes quick link chapter markers allowing you to skip to each presentation.
GOLD SPONSOR OF INTERNATIONAL PEPTIDE CONFERENCE
DCC was proud to once again support the 11th Australian International Peptide Conference as a Gold Sponsor. The conference was held in October at Peppers Resort, Kingscliff, on the north coast of New South Wales.
The conference attracted over 200 attendees, comprising international and Australian scientific leaders and key researchers across a range of disciplines, with strong support from the bio-pharmaceutical and biotech industries, and leading instrumentation manufacturers.
Michael Caine and Simone Vink were there and hosted two popular wine tasting sessions, where attendees got to sample some of the best wines in Australia.
CAPITALISE YOUR INNOVATION SEMINAR – HOBART
Making your innovation work for you was the topic for our joint seminar with PwC in Hobart last month. “Capitalise on your innovation – A session on R&D tax incentives and intellectual property” gave local businesses tips on identifying what is R&D activity for tax purposes & R&D Tax Incentive information, as well at looking at the drivers of corporate valuation and extracting value from your intellectual property.
Supported by Brand Tasmania, the seminar was well attended and presenters included Sophia Varelas and Robert Van Raay from PwC and DCC’s Richard Brown. Ian Drew and Michael Cooper were also on hand to assist Tassie business owners with any IP related questions.
INVENTIVE STEP SEMINAR – SINGAPORE
DCC proudly co-hosted our first Singapore event with one of Singapore’s most prestigious law firms Lee & Lee. “Making obviousness obvious” focussed on recent developments in inventive step law and their implications for Singapore.
The event was well attended and the topic encouraged lively discussion from attendees. Thanks again to Prof Andrew Christie for his insightful presentation.
INNOVATE OR EVAPORATE AIFST MASTERCLASS
The Australian Institute of Food Science (AIFST) held its fourth Innovate or Evaporate Masterclass at the Angliss Conference Centre on 20th October 2015.
The event was aimed at businesses that wished to learn about how to survive and thrive in the highly competitive food industry.
DCC’s Hayden Barke presented, and DCC sponsored the networking drinks which took place after the masterclass. Also in attendance were Amanda Lee and Fiona Symons.
FOOD NUTRITION & ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY TECHNICAL EVENT
Deakin University’s Burwood Campus played host to the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI) Food Nutrition and Analytical Technical event in October. DCC was again a proud sponsor of this event, in attendance representing the firm were Amanda Lee and Simren Khosa.
2015 HUNTER MANUFACTURING AWARDS
Also in October, the annual Hunter Manufacturing Awards (HMA) took place in Newcastle. The awards focus on innovation and achievements of manufacturers in the Hunter Region of NSW.
DCC has been a proud Supporter of the awards for several years and DCC representatives, Simon Reynolds and David Bayliss joined other attendees in the Grease/1950’s theme.