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Full Court shoots down Aristocrat’s patents for popular poker machine
Intellectual Property 2021-11-19 9:26 pm By Cindy Cameronne

IP Australia has won its appeal of a judge’s decision to allow four Aristocrat patents for its popular Lightning Link electronic poker machine to proceed […]

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Pfizer wins more docs in preliminary discovery saga over Enbrel biosimilar
Intellectual Property 2021-11-18 12:46 pm By Christine Caulfield

Five years into a preliminary discovery application for a potential patent infringement lawsuit over a biosimilar of its Enbrel medication, Pfizer has partially succeeded in […]

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Latest patent ruling rejecting AI inventorship puts Federal Court in minority
Intellectual Property 2021-09-24 1:58 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Federal Court’s decision that artificial intelligence can be listed on a patent application as the inventor has become an outlier, as the UK joins […]

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Merck Sharp & Dohme appeals judgment tossing Januvia patent extension
Intellectual Property 2021-09-10 6:04 pm By Miklos Bolza

Merck Sharp & Dohme is seeking to overturn a judgment refusing an extension of a patent covering its Januvia and Janumet diabetes drugs that would […]

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Commissioner of Patents challenges landmark ruling on artificial intelligence
Appeals 2021-08-30 1:47 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Commissioner of Patents has appealed a landmark judgment that found artificial intelligence can be named an inventor on a patent application. In a world […]

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Court throws out Merck Sharp & Dohme’s Januvia patent extension
Intellectual Property 2021-08-12 2:29 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Federal Court has dealt US drug giant Merck Sharp & Dohme a devastating blow, overturning an “untenable” patent term extension which would have protected […]

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Aristocrat judge got it right in patent analysis for computer-implemented inventions, Full Court told
Intellectual Property 2021-08-11 9:32 pm By Christine Caulfield

The right approach to determining patentability of a computer-implemented invention is to first assess whether it is more than a mere scheme or business method, […]

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‘Why cannot our own creations also create?’: AI can be inventor on patent, court finds
Intellectual Property 2021-07-30 12:39 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

In a landmark judgment, a judge has found artificial intelligence can be named as the inventor on a patent application, setting aside an IP Australia […]

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After GetSwift, judge could not hear split trial in Revlimid patent case, court told
Intellectual Property 2021-07-20 8:39 pm By Christine Caulfield

A proposal by Bristol-Myers Squibb-owned Celgene to split a second trial into two more hearings in a dispute over patents covering the pharmaceutical maker’s top […]

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Full Court upholds Sequenom’s win in patent battle over prenatal genetic tests
Intellectual Property 2021-06-21 6:34 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Full Federal Court has upheld US biotech company Sequenom’s patent for a noninvasive prenatal genetic test, rejecting rival Ariosa Diagnostic’s argument that the patent […]

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