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Motorola to bring copyright claims against Hytera
Intellectual Property November 16, 2018 9:56 pm By Miklos Bolza

Motorola Solutions wants to amend its pleadings in an ongoing patent case against Shenzen-based Hytera Communications to add copyright claims relating to the source code for the […]

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Court rejects Westpac’s $35M settlement with ASIC
Financial Services November 13, 2018 11:41 am By Miklos Bolza

The Federal Court has thrown out a proposed $35 million settlement between ASIC and Westpac over responsible lending breaches, saying the agreement was “unworkable” and […]

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‘Ingenuity’ needed for software-aided biz method patent, IP Australia says
Intellectual Property November 9, 2018 9:18 pm By Miklos Bolza

A software-implemented business method could be patentable if programmed into a computer with “some ingenuity”, IP Australia told the Full Federal Court as a landmark […]

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Full Court urged to take ‘nuanced’ view of software patentability
Intellectual Property November 8, 2018 8:40 pm By Miklos Bolza

Fintech company Encompass has asked the Full Federal Court to take a more “nuanced” approach to software patentability than the one currently held by IP […]

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Hytera must hand over Chinese docs in Motorola spat, judge says
Intellectual Property November 6, 2018 9:06 pm By Miklos Bolza

Shenzen-based radio manufacturer Hytera Communications has lost a bid to circumvent its discovery obligations in an ongoing patent dispute with Motorola, with a Federal Court […]

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Fintech founder to pay for judge to fly to UK for testimony of ex-Visa boss
Competition & Consumer Protection November 2, 2018 3:02 pm By Christine Caulfield

The founder of a fintech company suing Visa for allegedly abusing its market dominance is flying a Federal Court judge to the UK to preside […]

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Judge rejects ‘problematic’ pleading in Ford class action
Class Actions October 31, 2018 8:29 pm By Miklos Bolza

A Federal Court judge has rejected a revised pleading in a class action against Ford over its allegedly defective PowerShift transmissions. The revised pleading, which […]

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IP lawyers seek to intervene in software patent appeal
Intellectual Property October 29, 2018 9:38 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A group representing patent and trade mark lawyers is seeking to intervene in a high-stakes appeal over computer software patents. The Institute of Patent and […]

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Court urged to reject $35M Westpac settlement with ASIC
Financial Services October 24, 2018 8:17 pm By Miklos Bolza

Former Solicitor-General Justin Gleeson, SC, told a Federal Court judge Wednesday to reject a proposed $35 million deal between ASIC and Westpac, saying the bank […]

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ACCC to act as intervenor in Nature’s Care case over Australian Made logo
Competition & Consumer Protection October 23, 2018 10:40 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is no longer a respondent in a lawsuit by a Chinese vitamin company Nature’s Care, after arguing it had […]

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