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Microsoft can’t get ‘free hand’ to change case in re-trial of IP spat, judge says
Intellectual Property May 17, 2019 11:11 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has rejected an application by Microsoft to add a claim to its intellectual property dispute with a Melbourne computer retailer after the software […]

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SARB seeks to park vehicle detector patent case, says dispute settled 5 years ago
Intellectual Property May 16, 2019 8:25 pm By Miklos Bolza

Melbourne-based civic compliance firm SARB Management Group wants to put the brakes on a case brought by tech company Vehicle Monitoring Systems over a patented […]

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Lachlan Murdoch’s Nova wins fight with Huawei over Aussie trade mark
Intellectual Property May 15, 2019 4:14 pm By Miklos Bolza

IP Australia has rejected an application by Huawei Technologies to register the trade mark Nova after a challenge by radio giant Nova Entertainment, with a […]

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‘One more thing’: Apple can’t stop Swatch from trade marking fave Steve Jobs phrase
Intellectual Property April 17, 2019 9:48 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Apple founder Steve Jobs’ penchant for using the phrase “One more thing” as a rhetorical flourish during his highly anticipated “Stevenote” talks — usually before […]

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ACCC accuses iSelect of misleading customers over cheapest energy plans
Competition & Consumer Protection April 12, 2019 9:27 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has filed Federal Court proceedings against comparison website iSelect for allegedly favouring energy plans offered by preferred retail partners […]

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GetSwift class action to get in line behind ASIC case
Class Actions April 4, 2019 8:27 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has agreed to postpone a trial against logistics provider GetSwift until next year when a class action and a lawsuit by the Australian […]

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REC will seek to invalidate Hanwha solar patent
Intellectual Property March 29, 2019 11:00 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

European solar panel maker REC has struck back at a patent lawsuit filed by solar giant Hanwha QCELLS, saying it will petition the court to […]

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Hanwha hits third solar company with patent lawsuit
Intellectual Property March 25, 2019 1:04 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Leading solar panel manufacturer Hanwha Q CELLS has filed a lawsuit against Norway-based solar energy company REC Solar for allegedly infringing its patented solar technology, […]

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ASIC to go after GetSwift’s former general counsel
Securities March 19, 2019 7:59 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission wants to add GetSwift’s former inhouse lawyer as a respondent in its enforcement action against the logistics company, as […]

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Hanwha launches global patent offensive against solar giants
Intellectual Property March 13, 2019 12:44 pm By Miklos Bolza

Leading solar panel manufacturer Hanwha Q CELLS has launched patent lawsuits against two of its biggest competitors for allegedly importing solar products into Australia that […]

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