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In tossing inventor’s IP challenge, Full Court says essential oil a ‘staple commercial product’
Intellectual Property 2022-05-27 10:41 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The Full Federal Court has rejected an Australian inventor’s appeal of a ruling that found three manufacturers of essential oil products did not infringe his […]

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Judge won’t stay Australian Mud Company’s bid for $40M in damages for drilling patent infringement
Intellectual Property 2022-04-29 5:48 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Mining tool company Globaltech has lost its bid to delay Australian Mud Company’s case, on foot since 2016, which seeks $39.9 million in damages for […]

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Biotechs Gen-Probe, Beckman Coulter settle spat over ‘Access’ trade marks
Intellectual Property 2022-03-30 10:01 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Federal Court has signed off on a settlement between two US biotech companies that ends a dispute over the companies’ ‘Access’ trade marks in […]

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Coca-Cola tastes victory in defence of artificial sweetener patent
Intellectual Property 2021-08-19 9:19 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Intellectual property law firm Spicer Spicer has lost its opposition to Coca-Cola’s patent application for soft drinks and syrups containing an artificial sweetener known as […]

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In win for Abbey Labs, Elanco’s animal drug patent thrown out for lack of invention
Intellectual Property 2021-07-29 10:16 am By Miklos Bolza

IP Australia has refused to register a patent acquired by Elanco Australasia from Bayer covering a lice treatment, after amendments failed to address findings that […]

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Quaker asks High Court to weigh in on ‘grace period’ for publicly disclosing inventions
Article 2021-06-28 1:30 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

US chemical company Quaker Chemical is seeking special leave from the High Court to appeal a Full Court judgment that found its patents for quickly […]

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Fuchs wins ruling invalidating Quakers’ mining patents
Intellectual Property 2021-05-06 10:08 am By Miklos Bolza

The Australian arm of Fuchs Lubricants has succeeded in invalidating two patents owned by Quakers Chemicals, with the Full Federal Court finding the inventions were […]

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Beckman Coulter’s removal application to be heard with ‘Access’ trade mark appeal
Intellectual Property 2021-02-12 5:16 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

US biotech company Gen-Probe’s bid for the removal of rival Beckman Coulter’s ‘Access’ trade marks will be heard alongside its appeal of a ruling from […]

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Manolo Blahnik wins discovery for potential knockoff suit against Sydney outlet
Intellectual Property 2020-11-04 4:09 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

Luxury shoe designer Manolo Blahnik has won a preliminary discovery application seeking information from Sydney designer outlet, Estro, for a possible lawsuit over the “extremely […]

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Game over for Monster Energy’s opposition to ‘Monster Strike’ trade mark
Intellectual Property 2020-10-19 9:49 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has shot down Monster Energy’s opposition to Japanese software company Mixi registering the ‘Monster Strike’ trade mark in Australia for its popular video […]

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