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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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Loss of the Motherland: IP Australia strips Monster Energy of trade mark for non-use
Intellectual Property 2021-01-11 11:23 am By Miklos Bolza

The maker of Mother energy drinks has had its Motherland trade mark removed by IP Australia, with a delegate granting a win to rival caffeinated […]

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J&J units seeks discovery for possible lawsuit over chemotherapy drug
Intellectual Property 2020-12-14 4:24 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Two units of US drug giant Johnson & Johnson have filed a lawsuit seeking preliminary discovery from Juno Pharmaceuticals for a possible patent lawsuit over […]

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Settlement reached in Illinois Tool Works lawsuit over concrete patent
Intellectual Property 2020-12-01 10:16 am By Cat Fredenburgh

An Australian concrete product maker has settled a lawsuit brought by US industrial equipment manufacturer Illinois Tool Works over its patents for precast concrete products. […]

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