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Novartis unit Sandoz sues to revoke Bayer’s patents for blood thinner Xarelto
Intellectual Property 2021-11-23 3:30 pm By Christine Caulfield

Generic drug maker Sandoz AG has filed proceedings seeking the revocation of two patents registered in Australia by German pharmaceutical giant Bayer covering its top-selling […]

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Monster Energy takes PepsiCo to court over ‘Monster Munch’ trade mark
Intellectual Property 2021-09-07 11:48 am By Sam Matthews

Monster Energy has instituted court proceedings against PepsiCo after failing to block the beverage giant from registering the ‘Monster Munch’ trade mark for the iconic […]

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Energy Beverages files ‘Mother’ of an appeal against trade mark decision
Intellectual Property 2021-08-09 10:29 pm By Bianca Hrovat

A high-energy trade mark dispute has gone to the Federal Court after the maker of Mother energy drinks lost its bid before IP Australia to […]

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‘Why cannot our own creations also create?’: AI can be inventor on patent, court finds
Intellectual Property 2021-07-30 12:39 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

In a landmark judgment, a judge has found artificial intelligence can be named as the inventor on a patent application, setting aside an IP Australia […]

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Instagoods takes trade mark fight with Instagram to Federal Court
Intellectual Property 2021-07-08 3:49 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Retail tech and dating start-up Instagoods has appealed a successful challenge of its Instadate trade mark registration by social media giant Instagram. The appeal to […]

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‘Buttermite’ deceptively similar to Vegemite trade mark, IP Australia delegate says
Intellectual Property 2021-07-06 9:28 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Vegemite maker Bega Cheese has won a challenge to an inventor’s bid to register ‘Buttermite’ as a trade mark for a breakfast spread. In a […]

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Full Court upholds Sequenom’s win in patent battle over prenatal genetic tests
Intellectual Property 2021-06-21 6:34 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Full Federal Court has upheld US biotech company Sequenom’s patent for a noninvasive prenatal genetic test, rejecting rival Ariosa Diagnostic’s argument that the patent […]

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Janssen triumphs again in battle to protect HIV drug patents
Intellectual Property 2021-05-24 10:24 am By Cat Fredenburgh

Juno Pharmaceuticals has backed away from its plans to launch a generic version of HIV drug Prezista in Australia after being hit with a patent […]

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Can artificial intelligence be named inventor of a patent? Federal Court to rule
Intellectual Property 2021-03-10 5:48 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Federal Court is set to determine whether artificial intelligence can be the inventor of a patent, after an AI pioneer filed a challenge to […]

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Monster Energy challenges loss of ‘Motherland’ trade mark
Intellectual Property 2021-02-02 2:34 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Monster Energy, which makes Mother brand energy drinks, has appealed a ruling from IP Australia that granted rival caffeinated beverage maker Vittoria Food & Beverage’s […]

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