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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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Producer behind Golden Girls puppet show loses defamation case against collaborators
Defamation 2020-03-09 5:30 pm By Christine Caulfield

A theatre producer facing a lawsuit by his former collaborators for stealing the script for his off-Broadway puppet show parody of the 80s TV sitcom […]

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Courts criticised for losing sight of justice in Takata airbag class closure challenge
Class Actions 2020-02-19 8:38 pm By Miklos Bolza

The lead applicants in seven class actions against auto manufacturers over explosive Takata airbags have criticised the courts for losing their way in ensuring justice […]

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BlueScope tried to protect ‘invalid monopoly’ by withholding trade secrets, judge says
Intellectual Property 2020-01-14 11:55 am By Miklos Bolza

BlueScope’s decision to hide its trade secrets has doomed its patent infringement lawsuit against South Korean rival Dongkuk Steel, with a judge dismissing the case […]

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Full Court says Oxworks wrongly awarded extra damages in patent suit
Intellectual Property 2020-01-09 5:14 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Full Federal Court has provided clarity around additional damages in patent cases by reducing the penalties liable to be paid by an Australian fencing […]

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Globaltech sues Reflex Instruments over mining tech sold to Boart Longyear
Intellectual Property 2019-11-06 7:19 pm By Miklos Bolza

Technology firm Globaltech Corporation has filed Federal Court proceedings against rival Reflex Instruments for selling two mining survey devices to drilling company Boart Longyear that […]

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Insurance director’s royal commission comments create ‘forensic challenge’ in ASIC case, judge says
Insurance 2019-10-04 8:35 pm By Miklos Bolza

Comments made by the director of three firms accused of pushing life insurance onto vulnerable consumers during the banking royal commission may come back to […]

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