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IP Australia challenges landmark Rokt software patent ruling
Intellectual Property January 17, 2019 9:50 am By Cat Fredenburgh

IP Australia has brought a challenge to a landmark court victory for startup Rokt approving a computer software patent. The Commissioner of Patents filed an […]

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Cargill ordered to give Glencore info on unauthorised barley use
Corporate January 14, 2019 5:08 pm By Miklos Bolza

Agricultural giant Cargill has been ordered to hand over documents to Glencore regarding its use of an unauthorised type of barley before and after its […]

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NSW Ports pans ACCC for ‘vague’ competition case
Competition & Consumer Protection December 20, 2018 2:40 pm By Miklos Bolza

NSW Ports has criticised the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission for expecting the company to file a defence to the regulator’s allegations of anti-competitive conduct […]

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As trial looms, who owns ‘Love is in the Air’ copyright up in the air
Intellectual Property December 19, 2018 9:00 pm By Miklos Bolza

The judge overseeing a lawsuit against Air France over the alleged unauthorised use of the song “Love is in the Air” will have to weigh […]

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Viterra says others lied about malt quality, judge wants to know who
Corporate December 14, 2018 10:31 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Viterra can amend its defence mid-trial in its dispute with Cargill over the $420 sale of its Joe White malt business to argue it was […]

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Johnson Winter & Slattery hits back at PwC claims in Vocation class action
Class Actions December 13, 2018 10:13 pm By Christine Caulfield

Law firm Johnson Winter & Slattery has filed its defence against a cross claim by accounting giant PricewaterhouseCoopers in a shareholder class action over the […]

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Rokt judgment could provide clarity on software patentability
Intellectual Property December 11, 2018 12:48 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The court will issue a judgment Wednesday in one of two closely watched cases awaiting judgment that may move the dial on the patentability of […]

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Glencore in-house counsel wins access to ‘highly confidential’ deal docs, again
Corporate December 6, 2018 10:39 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The judge overseeing a fraudulent concealment trial over Cargill’s $420 million purchase of the Joe White malt business has reaffirmed an earlier ruling allowing an […]

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Quinn’s fees, funder’s cut slashed in Bank of Queensland class action settlement
Class Actions November 26, 2018 10:47 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has taken a hatchet to Quinn Emanuel’s fees and the funder’s cut in a $12 million settlement of a class action against Bank […]

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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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