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Court tosses opposition to SARB patent application for parking overstay detector
Intellectual Property March 30, 2020 5:22 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has dismissed an opposition by tech company Vehicle Management Systems to a patent application by rival SARB Management Group for an integrated magnetic […]

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Judge says watching trial on iPad in lockdown scenario would be ‘unsatisfactory’
Intellectual Property March 25, 2020 12:41 pm By Miklos Bolza

The judge overseeing the trial in a trade secrets case brought by Australian auto electronics developer Directed Electronics OE against its rivals is considering how […]

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Court to determine Sony Playstation penalty without hearing
Competition & Consumer Protection March 25, 2020 12:15 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A hearing has been vacated in ACCC proceedings brought against Sony alleging it misled gamers who purchased faulty PlayStation games, with any penalty the entertainment […]

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DLA Piper admits to breaching disclosure obligations in $466,000 costs dispute
Intellectual Property March 23, 2020 12:49 pm By Miklos Bolza

A dispute over approximately $466,000 in unpaid legal costs has been sent to the Victorian Supreme Court after DLA Piper admitted it breached its disclosure […]

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City of Melbourne fights damages in parking patent case
Intellectual Property March 5, 2020 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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Liquidator of collapsed start-up Appster wants to grill founders, KPMG partner
Restructuring & Insolvency February 18, 2020 2:54 pm By Christine Caulfield

The liquidator of collapsed app-development firm Appster has filed examination proceedings against the company’s founders and auditor ahead of possible legal action for allegedy trading […]

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Google may face class action over anonymous reviews
Class Actions February 17, 2020 5:26 pm By Miklos Bolza

Search giant Google may face a class action by disgruntled business owners seeking compensation for loss and damage they claim has been caused by anonymous […]

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Judge allows docs despite ‘real risk’ of prosecution for ex-Directed Electronics manager
Intellectual Property February 17, 2020 11:44 am By Miklos Bolza

A former manager of Australian electronics automotive developer Directed Electronics OE has failed to block access to certain documents in a corporate theft case, despite […]

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ACCC wins power to compel information from Google, Facebook
Competition & Consumer Protection February 14, 2020 10:32 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Federal Government has blessed the ACCC’s request for an extended public inquiry into Google and Facebook as well as a separate probe into the […]

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Rokt parries blows from Full Court as it looks to save software patent
Intellectual Property February 10, 2020 9:53 pm By Miklos Bolza

A landmark ruling granting fintech Rokt’s application for a software patent has come under attack before the Full Federal Court, with the judges expressing skepticism […]

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