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IP Australia challenges landmark Rokt software patent ruling
Intellectual Property January 17, 2019 9:50 am By Cat Fredenburgh

IP Australia has brought a challenge to a landmark court victory for startup Rokt approving a computer software patent. The Commissioner of Patents filed an […]

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Judge was wrong to halt cross-examination in Octaviar class action, court hears
Class Actions January 17, 2019 9:00 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge that dismissed an investor class action against the Public Trustee of Queensland over the failure of investment firm Octaviar Group improperly intervened in the cross-examination of one of the class’ witnesses, one of the judges that will hear an appeal of the dismissal was told.

Full Court puts injector pen patent appeal on fast track
Intellectual Property January 17, 2019 2:03 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Full Federal Court has expedited an appeal filed Christmas Eve by Sanofi-Aventis of a ruling that denied its bid to block Alphapharm from listing an insulin injector pen on the Pharmaceutical Benefit Scheme.

Craig McLachlan wins stay of defamation case amid criminal charges
Defamation January 17, 2019 2:28 pm By Miklos Bolza

Actor Craig McLachlan has won a bid to stay his defamation case against actress Christie Whelan Browne, Fairfax Media and the ABC in light of recent indecent assault charges brought against him, with a judge finding the cases deal with identical subject matter.

DLA Piper sued by QC, junior barrister over $370,000 in unpaid fees
Business of Law January 16, 2019 10:13 pm By Christine Caulfield

A Queens Counsel and a junior barrister at the Victorian Bar are taking DLA Piper to court, accusing the law firm of failing to pay more than $370,000 in fees.

NAB says customers could decide if credit card insurance was ‘worthless’
Financial Services January 16, 2019 12:01 pm By Miklos Bolza

National Australia Bank has rejected a class action’s claims that it pushed worthless credit card insurance onto its customers, saying it was up to the customers to determine the true value of the coverage.

Spotless judgment clarifies redundancy payment exception
Employment January 16, 2019 5:14 pm By Miklos Bolza

Spotless Services violated the Fair Work Act by failing to pay redundancy for workers employed at Perth International Airport, a court has found, in a ruling that clarifies when employers are on the hook for redundancy payments.

ASIC asks High Court to clarify meaning of ‘officer’
Corporate January 16, 2019 9:58 pm By Miklos Bolza

ASIC is seeking approval from the High Court to appeal a judgment that let a former director of Gold Coast finance company MFS Group partially off the hook for $147.5 million in misappropriated funds, saying the High Court needs to clarify the scope of the word “officer” under the Corporations Act.

Lawyer Brody Clarke jailed for stealing from client to feed ‘irrational’ gambling habit
White Collar January 16, 2019 11:42 pm By Christine Caulfield

A former solicitor with Sydney law firm Atanaskovic Hartnell was jailed Wednesday for a minimum of three years in a fraud case a judge called a “sad illustration of the moral delinquency” of online betting in Australia.

Carlisle, Resimax settle copyright dispute over home designs
Intellectual Property January 16, 2019 1:44 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Home builder Carlisle Homes has agreed to settle its lawsuit against home builder Resimax after its rival agreed to stop selling residential home plans that […]

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