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High Court won’t hear Rokt appeal on software patentability
Intellectual Property 2020-10-08 9:53 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The High Court has declined to weigh in on the patentability of software, rejecting e-commerce company Rokt’s bid for review of a decision striking down […]

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Ex-Piper Alderman partner’s evidence of sex discrimination falls short, judge says
Employment 2020-09-09 7:21 pm By Christine Caulfield

Evidence of an outdated management approach and bullying — which included threatening defamation proceedings against two junior lawyers that complained about her — appear to […]

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Ousted Piper Alderman partner can’t bring sex discrimination claims against firm
Employment 2020-09-07 5:44 pm By Miklos Bolza

A former Piper Alderman partner has lost her bid to bring sex discrimination claims against the partners of the law firm, but can still proceed […]

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It’s a rap: Jay-Z settles IP spat over Little Homie children’s book
Intellectual Property 2020-09-04 4:38 pm By Christine Caulfield

International hip-hop star Jay-Z has quietly settled his spat with Australian children’s book manufacturer The Little Homie for what his lawyers called “flagrant, glaring and […]

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Directed Electronics seeks $18M from Isuzu for alleged contract, copyright breaches
Intellectual Property 2020-08-18 11:34 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Australian auto electronics company Directed Electronics is seeking at least $18 million from truck company Isuzu for allegedly breaching a contract for the supply of […]

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Mills Oakley did not provide ‘accurate’ costs estimate in share dispute, court finds
Business of Law 2020-08-17 9:52 pm By Alison Eveleigh

A court has found that a costs agreement between national law firm Mills Oakley and a client defending a lawsuit over a share dispute was […]

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Judge winds up unregistered Askk land banking scheme that raised $11M
ASIC 2020-08-17 2:13 pm By Christine Caulfield

A court has ordered the winding up of Askk Investment Group and the unregistered managed investment scheme it operated in Beveridge, Victoria, that raised more […]

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Mills Oakley faces negligence lawsuit over share sale to Slater & Gordon
Business of Law 2020-08-05 9:53 pm By Alison Eveleigh

National law firm Mills Oakley has been accused of negligence and breach of contract over advice the firm gave regarding the sale of shares in […]

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Lawyers want virtual hearings to stay in a post-COVID world
Coronavirus 2020-06-10 12:45 pm By Miklos Bolza

Restrictions to combat COVID-19 that forced Australia’s courts to go virtual have had unforseen benefits, and Australia’s top law firms say they don’t want online […]

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Judge says watching trial on iPad in lockdown scenario would be ‘unsatisfactory’
Intellectual Property 2020-03-25 12:41 pm By Miklos Bolza

The judge overseeing the trial in a trade secrets case brought by Australian auto electronics developer Directed Electronics OE against its rivals is considering how […]

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