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Road barrier companies hit the brakes on patent dispute
Intellectual Property June 25, 2020 1:40 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A settlement has been reached in a dispute between UK-based Hill & Smith Holdings and Australia-based Safe Barriers Pty Ltd over a patented road safety […]

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Fuchs appeals ruling for Quaker over patents used at BHP mine
Intellectual Property May 27, 2020 11:07 am By Christine Caulfield

Fuchs Lubricants is contesting a finding that it infringed patents owned by Quaker Chemicals in supplying hydraulic fluid to a BHP Billiton-owned mine. The Australian […]

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IP Australia shoots down Intuit’s computer software patent
Intellectual Property May 25, 2020 4:44 pm By Christine Caulfield

IP Australia has rejected a patent application by financial software firm Intuit, finding that its invention was not a manner of manufacture and contained “nothing […]

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Full Court deals another blow to software patents in Rokt case
Intellectual Property May 21, 2020 11:29 am By Miklos Bolza

The Full Federal Court has rejected a patent application for a digital advertising system by e-commerce firm Rokt in a test case by IP Australia […]

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Fuchs infringed Quaker patents at BHP mine, court finds
Intellectual Property April 21, 2020 7:43 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Federal Court has found that Fuchs Lubricants infringed two patents owned by Quaker Chemicals by supplying hydraulic fluid to a Queensland mine owned by […]

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Judge OKs $42.5M Cash Converters settlement, plaintiffs firm to pocket $12.4M
Class Actions March 24, 2020 2:47 pm By Alison Eveleigh

A judge has signed off on a $42.5 million settlement of a class action against Cash Converters, brought on behalf of consumers that look out […]

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On the line: Federal Court keeps wheels of justice turning by telephone
Business of Law March 20, 2020 11:29 am By Christine Caulfield

The Federal Court has updated guidance on its response to the coronavirus outbreak, saying it is working with lawyers to ensure as many hearings listed […]

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Six-year delay in judge’s ruling ‘deplorable’, Full Court says in Boral sex harassment case
Employment February 20, 2020 4:44 pm By Christine Caulfield

Wood products giant Boral Timber has been found vicariously liable for a male worker’s sexual harrassment of a female colleague, with an appeals court overturning […]

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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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Domain sues startup rival Zango over ‘misleading’ ads
Competition & Consumer Protection February 6, 2020 12:01 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Online real estate giant Domain has filed a lawsuit against an up-and-coming competitor in the property listings market, alleging the startup’s ads misleadingly claim it […]

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