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High Court won’t hear Rokt appeal on software patentability
Intellectual Property 2020-10-08 9:53 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The High Court has declined to weigh in on the patentability of software, rejecting e-commerce company Rokt’s bid for review of a decision striking down […]

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High Court awards businessman $27M over Securency ‘shabby fraud’
Appeals 2020-08-05 5:26 pm By Miklos Bolza

The High Court has awarded $27 million in unpaid commissions to a Nigerian entrepreneur tricked into terminating his contract with international bank note manufacturer Securency, […]

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Tile maker Ceramiche wins trade mark fight with Caesarstone after ‘honest use’ ruling
Intellectual Property 2020-07-29 3:28 pm By Christine Caulfield

Tile maker Ceramiche Caesar has prevailed in its challenge to a judge’s ruling allowing building products manufacturer Caesarstone to register two trade marks despite a […]

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Road barrier companies hit the brakes on patent dispute
Intellectual Property 2020-06-25 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 2020-05-27 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 2020-05-25 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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Judge OKs $42.5M Cash Converters settlement, plaintiffs firm to pocket $12.4M
Class Actions 2020-03-24 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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Full Court deals another blow to software patents in Rokt case
Intellectual Property 2020-05-21 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 2020-04-21 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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On the line: Federal Court keeps wheels of justice turning by telephone
Business of Law 2020-03-20 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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