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Encompass patents don’t pass muster with IP Australia, despite amendment
Intellectual Property 2019-11-04 5:51 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

IP Australia has found two Encompass innovation patents that were at the centre of a highly anticipated Full Federal Court ruling on the patentability of […]

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‘Time for commercial reality to bite’: Judge orders class closure in Takata air bags class actions
Class Actions 2019-11-01 3:30 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The judge overseeing seven class actions against some of the world’s largest car makers over defective Takata airbags has ordered that class closure take place […]

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Trendy Aussie handbag designer wins injunction against ‘knockoff’ neoprene bags
Intellectual Property 2019-10-23 2:40 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A popular Australian designer of neoprene athleisure handbags has won an injunction barring a retail site from selling bags that copy the design of its […]

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High Court rejects council’s appeal bid in Walla Walla tip fire class action
Appeals 2019-09-13 10:32 pm By Christine Caulfield

The High Court has cleared the way for victims of a rubbish tip fire that tore through 17,000 acres of farmland in the NSW Riverina […]

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Full Federal Court declines to clarify standard for patentability of computer-implemented inventions
Intellectual Property 2019-09-13 10:05 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A five-judge panel of the Full Federal Court has found two innovation patents by financial software company Encompass Corp. are not a manner of manufacture, […]

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LG to pay $160,000 for misleading customers about refund rights on faulty TVs
Competition & Consumer Protection 2019-09-06 9:17 pm By Christine Caulfield

Electronics giant LG has been ordered to pay a $160,000 penalty after its call centre workers misled two complaining customers about their rights to replace […]

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Judge frowns on ‘moronic approach’ to group member sign-up in Takata class actions
Class Actions 2019-09-05 9:59 pm By Miklos Bolza

The judge overseeing a group of class actions against car manufacturers over faulty Takata airbags has questioned a simplified group registration and opt out process […]

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‘Guinea pig’ judge pushes off Country Care cartel trial to next year
Competition & Consumer Protection 2019-07-30 9:34 pm By Miklos Bolza

A six-week trial set to start in October in the cartel case against mobility equipment provider Country Care Group has been vacated and rescheduled to […]

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MediaCom exec claims he was fired for depression
Employment 2019-07-29 4:55 pm By Amelia Birnie

One of the top executives of MediaCom has filed a lawsuit against the media agency claiming he was fired and also passed up for promotion […]

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Judge promises no ‘mystery tour’ in Takata air bags class actions
Class Actions 2019-07-25 4:23 pm By Miklos Bolza

The judge overseeing seven class actions against car makers over defective Takata airbags has shot down the applicants’ opposition to a soft class closure order […]

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