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Nine settles John Hewson defamation suit over ‘seriously dishonest’ report
Defamation 2021-04-12 4:01 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Nine has agreed to settle a defamation lawsuit by former Liberal leader John Hewson alleging a report by A Current Affair about his insurance firm […]

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‘That rare bird, the smoking gun’: Judge orders Minetek employee’s laptop searched for confidential info
Intellectual Property 2020-10-06 2:07 pm By Christine Caulfield

Engineering company Howden Australia can view the laptop and other electronic devices of an employee accused of stealing confidential information, after a judge found there […]

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Coffee capsule maker Caffitaly appeals ruling invalidating three patents
Intellectual Property 2020-07-20 1:56 pm By Christine Caulfield

Coffee capsule maker Caffitaly is challenging a ruling that revoked three patents at the centre of an intellectual property war with rival One Collective. Caffitaly, […]

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‘Seriously dishonest conduct’: Former Liberal leader John Hewson sues Nine for defamation
Defamation 2020-07-06 8:13 pm By Miklos Bolza

Former Liberal leader John Hewson has filed a defamation suit against Nine, claiming a report by A Current Affair about his insurance firm was gratuitous […]

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Bayer’s parasite treatment patent bites the dust after challenge by Abbey
Intellectual Property 2020-06-10 9:22 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Animal health company Abbey Laboratories has successfully challenged an application by rival Bayer Australia for a patent covering a treatment for biting lice. In a […]

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Nthalmic directors accused of misusing confidential information in lens patent applications
Intellectual Property 2020-09-15 6:10 pm By Miklos Bolza

Sydney-based research foundation Brien Holden Vision Institute has filed a lawsuit alleging three senior researchers misused confidential information when they jumped ship to a rival […]

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GSK, Novartis agree to $4.5M penalty for misleading Osteo Gel claims
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-05-04 3:40 pm By Alison Eveleigh

GlaxoSmithKline and Novartis have agreed to a combined penalty of $4.5 million after the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission accused the pharmaceutical giants of making […]

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Trade mark blues: Italian consortiums fail to protect their cheeses   
Intellectual Property 2020-04-14 8:15 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Two Italian cheese consortiums have failed in separate bids to trade mark their respective cheeses, Gorgonzola and Asiago, with delegates ruling the trade marks were […]

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Rokt shows innovation in computer tech needed to cross patentability threshold
Intellectual Property 2020-05-29 8:38 pm By Christine Caulfield

In its recent decision, the Federal Court has confirmed that schemes are not patentable merely because they are “new and ingenious” and are implemented using […]

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Global teleco BT sues former COO for jumping ship to Japan’s NTT
Employment 2020-04-09 2:02 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Australian arm of global telecommunications firm BT Group has filed legal action against a former chief operating officer who jumped ship to Japanese competitor […]

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