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In tossing inventor’s IP challenge, Full Court says essential oil a ‘staple commercial product’
Intellectual Property 2022-05-27 10:41 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The Full Federal Court has rejected an Australian inventor’s appeal of a ruling that found three manufacturers of essential oil products did not infringe his […]

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Trendy neoprene handbag not entitled to copyright protection, Full Court finds
Intellectual Property 2022-04-20 6:08 pm By Sam Matthews

An Australian designer of a trendy neoprene handbag sold at high-end department stores has lost an appeal which challenged a judge’s finding that its flagship […]

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Judge erred in finding AI can be patent inventor, Full Court says
Intellectual Property 2022-04-14 3:39 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Full Court has overturned a landmark judgment which found artificial intelligence can be named as an inventor on patent applications, in a decision which […]

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Fitness chain F45 tries to revive patents for computerised workout system
Intellectual Property 2022-03-16 5:29 pm By Sam Matthews

National fitness chain F45 has appealed a court decision revoking two of its patents for a computer-run trainer workout system, arguing its system constituted a […]

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High Court to weigh in on patentability of computer-implemented inventions
High Court 2022-03-10 11:53 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The High Court will weigh in on the test for patentability that should be applied to computer-implemented inventions, granting special leave to Aristocrat Technologies to […]

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Fitness chain F45 loses patents for computer-run workout system
Intellectual Property 2022-02-15 12:56 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has revoked two patents held by national fitness chain F45 for a computer-run trainer workout system. In a Federal Court lawsuit brought in […]

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High Court asked to weigh in on patentability of computer-implemented inventions
High Court 2022-02-02 10:53 pm By Christine Caulfield

Plumbing company Repipe has asked the High Court to take up its case centred on the controversial issue of patent eligibility for computer-implemented inventions, seeking […]

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Full Court parks opposition to patent for detecting parking overstays
Appeals 2021-12-09 12:01 pm By Miklos Bolza

Tech company Vehicle Management Systems has come up short in its third attempt to block competitor SARB Management Group’s patent application for a magnetic parking […]

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Full Court throws out ‘mistaken’ judgment on AFT’s Maxigesic ads
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-12-07 6:18 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge was “mistaken” to find that AFT Pharmaceuticals’ ads for its painkiller Maxigesic were misleading, with the Full Federal Court ruling there was an […]

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Full Court shoots down Aristocrat’s patents for popular poker machine
Intellectual Property 2021-11-19 9:26 pm By Cindy Cameronne

IP Australia has won its appeal of a judge’s decision to allow four Aristocrat patents for its popular Lightning Link electronic poker machine to proceed […]

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