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Directed Electronics wins $3.27M in Hanhwa trade secrets case, with damages still to come
Intellectual Property 2023-05-15 2:09 pm By Sam Matthews

Automotive electronics company Directed Electronics is set to claw back $3.27 million in commission payments made to a former manager through a secret side agreement […]

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Google says competition class action claims ‘make no sense’
Class Actions 2023-05-12 9:14 pm By Sam Matthews

Google has denied class action that it distorted competition in the app marketplace and left consumers paying higher prices, pointing out in its defence there […]

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Ex-Vocus chair indicted on insider trading charges
White Collar 2023-05-12 12:36 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Former Vocus chairman Vaughan Bowen has been indicted on insider trading charges, five months after prosecutors dropped the same charges following a contested committal hearing. […]

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Facial recognition platform Clearview broke privacy laws by scraping images, AAT says
Privacy & Cybersecurity 2023-05-10 2:35 pm By Sam Matthews

US facial recognition company Clearview breached Australian privacy laws by trawling the web for photos of Australians for use by law enforcement agencies, the Administrative […]

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TechnologyOne halts trading after cyberattack
Privacy & Cybersecurity 2023-05-10 4:21 pm By Sam Matthews

One of the country’s largest software companies has entered a trading halt after detecting unauthorised third-party access to its internal IT system. In a market […]

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Nuix class action to go ahead despite ASIC case
Class Actions 2023-05-02 3:58 pm By Sam Matthews

A shareholder class action against software company Nuix will go ahead as planned, after a stay application threatened to put the proceeding on ice pending […]

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Canva quashes opposition to patent application extension after lawyer mess-up
Intellectual Property 2023-05-01 1:56 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Graphics design platform Canva has overcome opposition to it being granted further time to apply to patent an invention for generating websites, after IP Australia […]

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Directed Electronics appeals partial loss in case over ‘reprehensible’ trade secrets theft
Intellectual Property 2023-04-14 11:38 pm By Christine Caulfield

Car electronics company Directed Electronics has challenged a ruling that partially dismissed its case over the alleged misappropriation of trade secrets by a former manager, […]

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ChatGPT faces landmark defamation claim by Reserve Bank whistleblower
Defamation 2023-04-05 1:28 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Artificial intelligence chatbot ChatGPT is facing a landmark defamation claim by Hepburn shire council mayor Brian Hood, alleging it incorrectly identified him as someone facing […]

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‘Absolutely ludicrous’: Judge pans witness numbers in ISG sex discrimination case
Employment 2023-04-03 11:59 am By Christine Caulfield

The judge overseeing a sex discrimination and harassment lawsuit by the only female partner at global technology research company Information Services Group has lashed out […]

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