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Markush Groups: Traps for the Unwary

Author: Amy Proctor
Editor: Adriana L. Burgy

While many patent examiners prefer Markush claims, which recite lists of alternatively useable species, to be formatted as “selected from the group consisting of A, B, and C,” Applicants should carefully consider claim construction before adopting this format. 577 more words

Patent Applications

Nillumbik budget 'highlights', 2017-18

I live in North Warrandyte. That means I’m stuck with Nillumbik Shire Council. This is the most expensive council in Victoria. We pay an obscene amount in rates. 148 more words

My Soap Box

Letters from the Road (Pt 1)

My dearest friends,
Warmest greetings to you all on this fine day! I must ask you first to forgive me if this missive becomes unreadable, for the shaking of my hand. 1,170 more words

Lady Christiana

color of summer

japanese garden

or hobbit homestead in shire

color of summer

pause to peek through the keyhole

smell blossoms of paradise

Kiwinana challenges us to write a tanka with “color” and “summer”.


My Tribute to the Shire (Inspired by Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien)

Shamrock green and meadowlark yellow

Round doors all turn to face fields of yarrow and heather

Brooks all a’ gurgling, marsh wrens a’ singing

Snapdragons nodding and lilac by the sill… 177 more words


Well this week in England it looks like spring has finally sprung! (YAY) Its been so sunny and there are flowers blooming everywhere, which makes a change from the gloomy rain and wind.I think spring might be my favourite season I love it so much it’s so nice to feel the warm sun again even after I sat in the sun for 20 minutes and had to move because my pale skin couldn’t cope!! 254 more words

My Life

A Long Expected Party

My son, Turner, had his FIRST BIRTHDAY on Sunday! I went all out with the decor. We love the Lord of the Rings in this family and I’m a big fan of the Shire. 9 more words