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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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High Court asked to weigh in on patentability of computer-implemented inventions
High Court 2022-02-02 10:53 pm By Christine Caulfield

Plumbing company Repipe has asked the High Court to take up its case centred on the controversial issue of patent eligibility for computer-implemented inventions, seeking […]

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‘Inherently implausible’: Generic Partners loses fight with Neurim over melatonin drug patent
Intellectual Property 2022-01-20 2:59 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Israeli drug company Neurim Pharmaceuticals has won an eight month extension to apply for a grace period for its melatonin tablet patent to treat children […]

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Repipe loses appeal in battle with IP Australia over computer-implemented invention
Intellectual Property 2021-12-10 11:39 am By Cindy Cameronne

The Full Federal Court has shot down plumbing company Repipe’s appeal of a decision rejecting its innovation patents for a claimed computer-implemented invention, saying it […]

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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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