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Full Court questions restraint against class action lawyers
Class Actions August 7, 2018 10:21 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Full Federal Court expressed doubts Tuesday about an “unusual” and “heavy handed” order restraining lawyers leading the stayed class actions against GetSwift from advising […]

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GetSwift class action should be reheard by new judge, Full Court told
Class Actions August 6, 2018 9:03 pm By Miklos Bolza

The judge overseeing the GetSwift class action proceedings was bent on picking a winner from the outset and should be removed from the case for […]

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Trial delayed as Google asks Unlockd to prove it can pay
Competition & Consumer Protection August 6, 2018 11:03 am By Christine Caulfield

Unlockd says its close to finalising litigation funding to pursue its competition case against Google, but the September trial date has been pushed back as […]

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5 things to watch in the GetSwift class action appeal
Analysis August 3, 2018 11:18 pm By Christine Caulfield

Three senior Federal Court judges will hear arguments Monday and Tuesday in a closely-watched appeal of a ruling that stayed two of three competing shareholder […]

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Squire Patton Boggs must pay rival’s fees for fighting GetSwift restraint
Class Actions July 31, 2018 10:19 pm By Christine Caulfield

Law firm Squire Patton Boggs is again on the losing end of a ruling by the judge presiding over a shareholder class action against GetSwift, […]

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Aristocrat fights ruling dismissing its patents as ‘game rules’
Intellectual Property July 31, 2018 10:41 am By Cat Fredenburgh

Aristocrat Technologies is pushing on with its bid for four innovation gaming patents, after a delegate for IP Australia revoked the patents because they amounted […]

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Directed Electronics can’t block rival Hanhwa’s deal with Izuzu in IP case
Intellectual Property July 24, 2018 11:26 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has dismissed a bid by Australian auto electronics company Directed OE for an injunction stopping South Korean rival Hanhwa from supplying a new […]

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Judge says Apple case ‘paradigm example’ of ACL penalty problem
Competition & Consumer Protection July 18, 2018 11:02 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

In a judgment signing off on Apple’s $9 million settlement with the ACCC over the tech giant’s repair policies, a Federal Court judge has said […]

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Rokt’s software innovative but not patentable, IP Australia tells court
Intellectual Property July 18, 2018 10:50 pm By Miklos Bolza

An invention that simply puts “a business method or scheme into a computer” is not patentable, the Commissioner of Patents told a court Wednesday on […]

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Google hit with record $6.8B antitrust fine over Android system
Competition & Consumer Protection July 18, 2018 11:21 pm By Christine Caulfield

Google has been fined a record $6.8 billion by the European Union’s antitrust watchdog for imposing restrictions on its Android operating system to maintain its […]

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