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Leading female lawyer at Piper Alderman sues partnership for sex discrimination
Employment February 21, 2019 2:22 pm By Christine Caulfield

A female Piper Alderman partner has filed a sex discrimination lawsuit against the firm’s other partners and has won a temporary injunction blocking the partnership […]

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Mills Oakley settles with lawyer allegedly sacked for drunk partner complaints
Employment February 11, 2019 8:05 pm By Miklos Bolza

Mills Oakley has settled a lawsuit brought by a former special counsel alleging the firm terminated her employment after she complained about a partner who […]

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Wavetrain wants court muzzle on competitor’s bad-mouthing over IP
Intellectual Property February 11, 2019 6:58 pm By Miklos Bolza

Railway technology company Wavetrain Systems has asked the court to bar a competitor started by its former CEO from making allegedly false claims about its […]

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Auto parts copycat Frontline fined $1.1M for infringement
Intellectual Property January 21, 2019 8:10 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has ordered auto components distributor Frontline Australasia to pay $1.1 million in damages after reproducing wire harnesses made by Lumen Australia without permission […]

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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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Class action cases and trends to watch in 2019
Feature January 7, 2019 10:49 pm By Christine Caulfield

A challenge to the legality of common fund orders, an appeal to the High Court over the power of judges to stay competing cases, one […]

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Judge greenlights MWL derivative suit against Focus Financial
Corporate January 7, 2019 11:42 am By Miklos Bolza

Majority shareholders in MWL Financial have won court approval to bring a derivative suit against US-based Focus Financial Partners over an acquisition gone sour. Federal […]

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The unforgettable class action rulings of 2018
Feature January 4, 2019 11:37 pm By Christine Caulfield

Last year was an exciting one for class action lawyers, with monumental court decisions on competing cases, cross-jurisdictional spats, proportionality in settlements and the power […]

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In defeat for IP Australia, Rokt wins patent for computer software
Intellectual Property December 12, 2018 2:28 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Rokt has won its bid to patent a digital advertising system, the first major court victory in one of three challenges to IP Australia’s stance […]

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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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