News, Tips and Updates

  • Is there actually any “protection” provided by a patent application?

    One of the most common questions we are asked by patent filers is – “…is the invention protected when a patent application is filed”? The short answer is yes – but not in the way you may be thinking because you cannot “enforce” a patent “application”.  Rather, the filing of a patent application “protects” your

    January 27, 2019
  • Engineering Patents – what Engineers need to know

    Earlier this month IP& was invited to present to Engineers Australia Newcastle about patents, and in particular, what Engineers need to know about patents. We entitled the talk “Inventioneering – navigating the patent system” – because engineering, perhaps more so than any other profession, does involve developing new and inventive solutions to technical problems which

    August 7, 2018
  • Tips to obtain Grants & Investment for Inventors

    Last week, Andrew Caska of Caska IP Patent Attorneys Sydney & Newcastle attended the Hunter Innovation Festival. Whilst at the event we took the opportunity to speak with the Regional Manager of AusIndustry and experienced Angel investors to see how we can better position our Clients’ to achieve grants and investment. Here’s what we learnt.

    July 5, 2016
  • Patent Attorney Conference

    Recently, Andrew Caska and Claire Laurent  of Caska IP attended the annual Institute of Patent and Trademark Attorneys (IPTA)  conference on the Gold Coast.  This year IPTA  provided a solid variety of business sessions including very useful sessions on trademarks, designs and patents. Updates on Registered designs We were privileged  to receive an excellent designs

    May 7, 2016
  • Patent Strategy – Should a Patent be filed?

    Many companies and inventors are often focussed on “if” they can obtain a patent for an invention (i.e. is the invention patentable – at least novel etc.). However, perhaps are more pertinent question to ask is “should” a patent be filed (even if the patent is likely to be granted). Below we have put together

    December 3, 2015
  • Central Coast Startup Weekend

    The “Startup Weekend” that has been staged in over 100 cities around the globe was hosted on the Central Coast this past weekend, 18 to 20 September 2015. This event includes pitching start up ideas to investors and teams are formed to help develop the ideas into a reality. Andrew Caska, of Caska IP, was

    September 21, 2015
  • Patent Attorneys Supporting Manufacturing in the Hunter

    Andrew Caska, Patent Attorney at Caska IP, recently attended the launch of the 2015 Hunter Manufactures awards. The event was held at AusTube Mills on Industrial Drive Mayfield, which is perhaps one of Newcastle’s most iconic manufacturing facilities. We were lucky enough to have a site tour and inspect the milling operation and meet some

    May 2, 2015
  • Central Coast Professional Networking

    Recently, Caska IP managing staff members Andrew Caska and Claire Laurent attended a Central Coast professionals charity fundraising event hosted by Watts McCray Lawyers and the Ken Duncan Gallery at Erina. The charity was to raise funds and awareness for Destiny Rescue ( which focuses on rescuing and rehabilitating Children from situations such as child

    October 5, 2014
  • Patent an Idea?

    Patent an Idea? We receive many phone calls from Australian inventors who would like to patent an idea. In fact, more-and-more of the general public has come to believe that you can patent an idea. This is mainly due to the explosion of misleading websites offering people to protect or patent an idea. But can

    July 27, 2014
  • Why you need a Patent Search? Do I need a Patent Search?

    Ok – so I’m frustrated – one of my favorite Clients’ just found out most of what we were hoping were the patentable aspects of their invention have been done before. I’m frustrated because I had advised and repeatedly warned they should conduct at least a basic patent search before filing their complete patent (which

    July 8, 2014
  • Why you should beware of Innovation Patents

    We have had a number of new Clients who have come to us after “self-filing” their own innovation patent application. In all of these cases – the Clients’ rights have been compromised by failure to understand the legal and technical requirement for a patent specification, failure to understand the patent system and the associated deadlines.

    May 31, 2014
  • Patenting Invention Idea Australia

    So you have invented something or have an invention idea? What next? We are putting together a series of brief “patenting basics” articles that cover the key questions most inventors face when deciding whether to proceed with patenting their invention ideas. The questions we will be considering are: [checklist type=”arrowed”] Should you Obtain a Patent?

    January 3, 2014
  • Central Coast Lawyers Society Presentation

    Andrew Caska, Principal Patent Attorney of Caska IP, recently provided a presentation to the Central Coast Law Society at the quarterly dinner meeting. The dinner was held at the Lakehouse at the Entrance – which was an excellent venue.  The attendance of Central Coast Lawyers was strong with firms in attendance from all over the Central Coast

    September 30, 2013
  • Mining Inventions – Spotted at AIMEX 2013

    Mining Inventions To keep abreast of changes within the mining industry, we recently attended AIMEX (Asia-Pacific International Mining Exhibition) 2013 at the Sydney Showground. AIMEX is always very interesting and provides a smorgasbord of new technology, innovative ideas and industry trends. We were also fortunate to have a couple of our clients’ exhibiting and were

    September 23, 2013
  • Patent and Trade Mark Presentation Sydney

    Earlier this month, Andrew Caska – Principal IP Attorney at Caska IP , presented at the Annual conference for the Caravan, Manufactured Home and Camping Association. The presentation was entitled “IP and Trade Marks – what every small business needs to know”. The venue was impressive – being at the newly renovated conference facility at Star City, located

    August 25, 2013
  • CURIOSITY – IP& Intellectual Property News Blog

    Hi ! Welcome to IP& and our newsletter “Curiosity” intellectual property news. As part of our commitment to our clients’ in Australia and overseas, we have initiated our Curiosity news blog to provide legal updates, let you know what we are up to and provide a forum where questions may be asked and answered. Before

    August 25, 2013