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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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Full Court urged to take ‘nuanced’ view of software patentability
Intellectual Property November 8, 2018 8:40 pm By Miklos Bolza

Fintech company Encompass has asked the Full Federal Court to take a more “nuanced” approach to software patentability than the one currently held by IP […]

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IP lawyers seek to intervene in software patent appeal
Intellectual Property October 29, 2018 9:38 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A group representing patent and trade mark lawyers is seeking to intervene in a high-stakes appeal over computer software patents. The Institute of Patent and […]

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PwC gets court ok to file lawsuit against Vocation
Class Actions October 19, 2018 1:54 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

PriceWaterHouse Coopers has received the green light to launch court action to pursue its cross claims against failed educational training company Vocation. The accounting firm […]

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Arrium creditors can get docs for potential litigation over $2.3B collapse
Energy & Natural Resources October 17, 2018 11:25 pm By Christine Caulfield

Creditors of the failed Arrium Group have won access to documents handed over by third parties to the company’s administrators for possible civil proceedings against […]

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Judge to rethink Glencore in-house counsel’s access to Cargill deal docs
Agriculture October 15, 2018 9:27 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

An appeals court has ordered the judge overseeing a fraudulent concealment trial over Cargill’s $420 million purchase of the Joe White malt business to reconsider […]

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Court cans Asahi bid for docs to probe consumer claims against Gloria Jeans owner
Competition & Consumer Protection October 15, 2018 5:27 pm By Miklos Bolza

Asahi Beverages has lost a bid for preliminary discovery to consider whether it should bring misleading and deceptive conduct claims against a unit of Retail […]

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Judge tosses appeal over alleged $75M Onslow Salt, Chevron ‘conspiracy’ deal
Energy & Natural Resources October 12, 2018 11:33 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Western Australian government has lost its bid to appeal a Federal Court judge’s rejection of its application to throw out a native title case […]

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Aurizon wins bid for Qube docs in ACCC case
Competition & Consumer Protection October 12, 2018 10:54 pm By Miklos Bolza

Aurizon has won a request to view documents from Qube Holdings in the ACCC’s case alleging it reached an anti-competitive agreement with Pacific National for […]

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Aristocrat wins discovery to probe theft of slot machine idea
Intellectual Property October 11, 2018 10:49 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Aristocrat Technologies has hit the jackpot in its bid for discovery to determine whether it has claims against rival Ainsworth for stealing its confidential information […]

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