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High Court asked to decide if AI can be inventor on patent
Intellectual Property 2022-05-18 1:23 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The High Court has been asked to wade into the debate over whether artificial intelligence can be named as an inventor on patent applications, after […]

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High Court KOs Repipe’s fight over patents for computer-implemented tech
Intellectual Property 2022-05-11 1:12 pm By Christine Caulfield

The High Court has rejected plumbing company Repipe’s application to hear its case centred on the question of patent eligibility for computer-implemented inventions, saying the […]

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Pfizer sues drug companies over Enbrel biosimilar
Intellectual Property 2022-05-10 11:38 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer has fired off a lawsuit against four drug companies for allegedly infringing one of its patents for biologic Enbrel by selling a […]

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Judge erred in finding AI can be patent inventor, Full Court says
Intellectual Property 2022-04-14 3:39 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Full Court has overturned a landmark judgment which found artificial intelligence can be named as an inventor on patent applications, in a decision which […]

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Maurice Blackburn prevails in State Street appeal over Fearless Girl
Appeals 2022-04-11 4:11 pm By Miklos Bolza

Maurice Blackburn has successfully defeated an appeal of a judgment that found the law firm did not breach the intellectual property rights of US financial […]

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ACCC says agreement to settle Revlimid patent suit could violate cartel laws
Intellectual Property 2022-03-23 2:53 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The ACCC has refused to authorise a patent settlement and license agreement between Bristol-Myers Squibb unit Celgene and two generic drug makers who sued to […]

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Full Court deals drug companies a blow on patent term extensions
Intellectual Property 2022-03-18 10:27 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Full Court has upheld two judgments that shortened patent term extensions granted to Merck Sharpe & Dohme and Ono Pharmaceuticals, finding the extension regime […]

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High Court to weigh in on patentability of computer-implemented inventions
High Court 2022-03-10 11:53 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The High Court will weigh in on the test for patentability that should be applied to computer-implemented inventions, granting special leave to Aristocrat Technologies to […]

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Maurice Blackburn ‘more savvy than the rest of us’, judge says in Fearless Girl spat
Intellectual Property 2022-02-22 9:21 pm By Bianca Hrovat

A Full Federal Court judge has questioned whether law firm Maurice Blackburn was “savvy” to the origins of New York’s famous Fearless Girl statue when […]

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Maurice Blackburn appropriated Fearless Girl statue for ‘gender equality credentials’, court told
Intellectual Property 2022-02-21 9:06 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Law firm Maurice Blackburn deliberately appropriated the iconic Fearless Girl statue in order to promote its own gender equality credentials, the Full Federal Court has […]

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