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AFT loses challenge to ruling over ‘misleading’ Maxigesic ads
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-03-19 9:07 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

AFT Pharmaceuticals has lost its challenge to a ruling that ads claiming its painkiller Maxigesic is more effective than Nuremol were misleading and deceptive, with […]

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Hill & Smith employee who jumped ship to face patent claims
Intellectual Property 2020-01-13 8:42 pm By Christine Caulfield

UK-based company Hill & Smith Holdings has won court approval to expand its patent case against Australia-based Safe Barriers Pty Ltd for allegedly infringing its […]

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Federal Court backs IP Australia’s rejection of computer-implemented invention
Intellectual Property 2019-11-25 4:58 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Federal Court has again sided with with the Commissioner of Patents in a challenge to a ruling that found two patents for a computer-implemented […]

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Designer appeals loss after court finds bikini style name not a trade mark
Intellectual Property 2019-11-06 7:06 pm By Christine Caulfield

Women’s fashion designer Pinnacle Runway is challenging a ruling that found a rival’s use of the name ‘Delphine’ to describe a bikini style did not […]

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Encompass patents don’t pass muster with IP Australia, despite amendment
Intellectual Property 2019-11-04 5:51 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

IP Australia has found two Encompass innovation patents that were at the centre of a highly anticipated Full Federal Court ruling on the patentability of […]

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Full Federal Court declines to clarify standard for patentability of computer-implemented inventions
Intellectual Property 2019-09-13 10:05 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A five-judge panel of the Full Federal Court has found two innovation patents by financial software company Encompass Corp. are not a manner of manufacture, […]

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‘We’re not in the realm of snake oil’: AFT appeals Maxigesic judgment
Competition & Consumer Protection 2019-08-13 9:02 pm By Miklos Bolza

AFT Pharmaceuticals has challenged a Federal Court decision that found its Maxisegic ads were misleading and deceptive, saying the judge “set the bar too high” […]

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Copyright Tribunal overstepped with amended Foxtel licence, says Full Court
Intellectual Property 2019-06-11 3:08 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Copyright Tribunal erred by including rights in a reissued Foxtel licence agreement that fell outside the authority of the licence grant holder, the Phonographic […]

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Judge slams Copyright Agency’s $32.5M interim request from universities as ‘absurd’ and ‘unfair’
Intellectual Property 2019-05-09 2:59 pm By Amelia Birnie

A group of 39 of Australia’s largest universities has managed to avoid paying its full $32.5 million annual fee to Copyright Agency Ltd, while a […]

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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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