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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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Court consolidates toxic foam class action trials
Class Actions October 11, 2018 9:49 am By Cat Fredenburgh

Three class actions filed against the Commonwealth of Australia over allegedly toxic foam from government military bases will be heard together. Justice Jayne Jagot set […]

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Telstra customers get $9.3M back for misleading billing practices
Competition & Consumer Protection September 28, 2018 11:31 pm By Miklos Bolza

Telstra customers that were billed for mobile phone apps they unwittingly bought have been refunded $9.3 million, several months after the company was hit with […]

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ATO fights for $744M from re-registered Bell Group cos.
Restructuring & Insolvency September 25, 2018 9:46 pm By Miklos Bolza

The fallout over the collapse of Alan Bond’s Bell Group of companies more than two decades ago rages on in the Federal Court, with the […]

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Kleenex flushable wipes an ‘environmental catastophe’, ACCC tells court
Competition & Consumer Protection September 17, 2018 9:07 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has launched its opening volley against consumer goods giant Kimberly-Clark Australia, saying its Kleenex ‘flushable’ wipes were unsuitable for […]

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Aristocrat patent appeal hinges on Rokt, Encompass outcomes
Intellectual Property September 13, 2018 10:42 pm By Miklos Bolza

A Federal Court judge has put an appeal by Aristocrat of an IP Australia ruling that revoked four of its gaming patents on hold pending […]

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Australia, Canada settle patent fight over commemorative coins
Intellectual Property September 11, 2018 10:55 am By Christine Caulfield

An international IP dispute between the Royal Australian Mint and its Canadian counterpart over a patent for printed commemorative coins has settled, three months after […]

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Judge slams ‘uncooperative’ Volkswagen in dieselgate case
Class Actions August 29, 2018 8:32 pm By Miklos Bolza

A Federal Court judge has criticised Volkswagen for being “uncooperative” in refusing to tell the court who authorised the defeat device at the heart of […]

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Rokt’s software innovative but not patentable, IP Australia tells court
Intellectual Property July 18, 2018 10:50 pm By Miklos Bolza

An invention that simply puts “a business method or scheme into a computer” is not patentable, the Commissioner of Patents told a court Wednesday on […]

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