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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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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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In-N-Out Burgers settles trade mark suit against ‘ghost kitchen’ operator
Intellectual Property 2022-03-18 9:58 pm By Miklos Bolza

American fast food chain In-N-Out Burgers has settled a trade mark dispute with a Queensland fast food business that operates “ghost kitchens” under the name […]

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Hopping mad Brick Lane Brewing accuses Better Beer of ripping off brand
Intellectual Property 2021-12-23 6:28 pm By Miklos Bolza

Melbourne craft beer producer Brick Lane Brewing Co has filed proceedings accusing three companies behind the zero carb Better Beer of ripping off its packaging […]

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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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Cytec prevails again in challenge to Nalco mining patent
Energy & Natural Resources 2021-08-19 3:34 pm By Miklos Bolza

US-based chemical and materials technology company Cytec Industries has won its Federal Court challenge to a mining patent application by a unit of Ecolab, with […]

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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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In-N-Out Burger wants trade mark suit fast-tracked amid concerns over negative reviews
Intellectual Property 2021-08-04 7:08 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Popular American restaurant chain In-N-Out Burger is seeking to fast-track a trade mark lawsuit against an Australian food business which operates four “ghost kitchens”, citing […]

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Conga Foods appeals loss in La Famiglia trade mark dispute
Intellectual Property 2021-04-14 2:30 pm By Christine Caulfield

Pasta distributor Conga Foods is challenging a ruling that dashed its bid to register its ‘La Famiglia Rana’ trade mark in Australia. Conga, which distributes […]

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Sandoz cross-claim seeks to block Merck Sharp & Dohme’s Januvia patent extension
Intellectual Property 2021-03-09 1:51 pm By Miklos Bolza

Generic pharmaceutical company Sandoz has hit back in an intellectual property lawsuit by Merck Sharp & Dohme, filing a cross-claim that seeks to undo an […]

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