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Producer behind Golden Girls puppet show loses defamation case against collaborators
Defamation 2020-03-09 5:30 pm By Christine Caulfield

A theatre producer facing a lawsuit by his former collaborators for stealing the script for his off-Broadway puppet show parody of the 80s TV sitcom […]

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City of Melbourne fights damages in parking patent case
Intellectual Property 2020-03-05 12:28 pm By Miklos Bolza

The City of Melbourne has rejected a claim for damages for allegedly infringing a patented parking detection system created by tech firm Vehicle Monitoring Systems, […]

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‘Cheeky’ and deceptively similar: Down N’ Out infringed In-N-Out Burger’s trade mark, judge says
Intellectual Property 2020-02-26 7:11 pm By Miklos Bolza

An Australian burger chain launched as a tribute to the popular American burger franchise In-N-Out has lost a trade mark infringement lawsuit, with a judge […]

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Court blocks Konami’s last-minute defence in damages trial over Aristocrat pokie patent
Intellectual Property 2019-10-17 9:46 pm By Miklos Bolza

Gaming and entertainment giant Konami has lost a bid to amend its defence in a patent case by rival Aristocrat Technologies on the second day […]

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Aristocrat goes ‘too far’: Konami tells court pokie patent damages should be proportional
Intellectual Property 2019-10-14 10:01 pm By Miklos Bolza

Aristocrat Technology has gone “too far” in seeking full profits from the sale of Konami Australia’s infringing pokie machines, with Konami arguing the court should […]

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Drunks and prostitutes: Down N’ Out trade mark evokes Sin City, not In-N-Out, court told
Intellectual Property 2019-07-03 8:48 pm By Miklos Bolza

Sydney’s Down N’ Out Burgers has rejected claims that it appropriated the trade mark of US burger chain In-N-Out, telling a court at the close […]

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Judge says sorry for delayed Osteo Gel judgment as penalty hearing set for 2020
Competition & Consumer Protection 2019-06-07 12:34 pm By Miklos Bolza

A Federal Court judge has apologised for “upsetting the applecart” and taking “too long” to publish his judgment in the consumer regulator’s case against GlaxoSmithKline […]

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GSK narrowly defeats ACCC’s case over revised Osteo Gel packaging
Competition & Consumer Protection 2019-05-17 11:44 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

GlaxoSmithKline has defeated claims by the ACCC that revised packaging for its now-discontinued pain killer Osteo Gel misled consumers. The drug maker will face penalties […]

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Novel challenge to IP Australia’s building patent grant dropped
Intellectual Property 2019-04-08 8:40 pm By Miklos Bolza

A case simultaneously challenging IP Australia’s decisions to accept, grant and certify an innovation patent owned by one of Australia’s biggest building product companies has […]

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Full Court finds Nichia LED patent claims invalid
Intellectual Property 2019-01-29 10:54 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Full Federal Court has shot down a challenge by Japanese electronics company Nichia Corp. to a ruling that Arrow Electronics did not infringe its […]

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