Foundry Partners with Good Design Awards

Foundry is a partner of the Good Design Awards, which in 2018 celebrates its 60th year as Australia's highest design accolade.

We provide support to the jury, who work hard for three days' straight, rigorously testing each product and fiercely debating the pros and cons of each entry, until there was one (ok, two) overall winners

It inspires us to be involved with the Australian and international design community in this way. The partnership allowed us to see designers, engineers and innovators at the top of their game, and their carefully-resolved, sustainable solutions to genuine human issues. Even the trophies this year were moulded from plastic harvested from our oceans. 

After the judging, below, was the first time the Foundry Intellectual Property partners were seen together:

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Posted on July 3, 2018 .

Interview with Joe Seisdedos on 2NUR

Our Joe Seisdedos was recently interviewed on 2NUR about aspects of Intellectual Property protection. It is a candid discussion on why your business should be across

  • your own infringement
  • protection from copycats
  • The China Question
  • Software patent issues

Listen here:

http://downloads.newcastle.edu.au/2nur/audio/bly/bly20180517p.mp3 (Android users) 

or here: https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/protecting-your-intellectual-property-joe-seisdedos/id1017579444?i=1000411818230&mt=2 (Apple users)

Foundry II

This post has been a long time in the making.  I’m really excited to announce that after four and a half fantastic years, Foundry has expanded and is now a small firm, at a time when it’s really exciting to be a small firm in the Australian market.

I’m being joined by two excellent patent attorneys, both of whom are part of the “new breed” of entrepreneurial attorneys, having a powerful combination of big-firm training and experience as well as the get-go to run a small, client-focussed practice with a personalised service that attorneys working for the big firms can struggle to deliver.

I have known Joe Seisdedos since my first day as a trainee patent attorney, and we worked together for ten years way back when.  Joe’s knowledge of all things patents and especially in the field of computer implemented inventions is second to none.  Joe is a patentable subject matter expert and a regular speaker of choice at local seminars, as well as helping to teach the patent specification drafting course at The University of Technology, Sydney.

I first met Lester Miller back in 2003 when we both went to the other Novotel Hotel in Darling Harbour for the IPTA Academy Drafting Course!  We have been friends ever since and, despite not yet having worked together, I have always been in awe of Lester’s client focus and reputation.  Lester is a mechanical engineer and a designs guru, and has been a judge for the Good Designs Awards for a few years now.

I just can’t wait to see what the future has in store for Foundry II.

Posted on April 3, 2018 .