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ACCC won’t block $285M merger to create IP law giant
Intellectual Property March 21, 2019 8:10 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission will not oppose the merger of two companies that own some of Australia’s largest intellectual property boutiques. The merger […]

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Judge slams Fuchs evidence as ‘absolute garbage’ in spat over privileged docs
Intellectual Property February 13, 2019 10:09 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has panned evidence put on by Fuchs Lubricants in a patent dispute with Quaker Chemical as “woefully inadequate” and “absolutely garbage”, partially shooting […]

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Cytec takes dispute over Nalco mining patent to court
Intellectual Property February 5, 2019 4:17 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

US-based chemical and materials technology company Cytec Industries has filed a patent lawsuit against a unit of Ecolab, after a delegate for IP Australia gave […]

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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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Cytec wins challenge to Nalco mining patent
Intellectual Property January 9, 2019 9:27 pm By Miklos Bolza

US-based chemical and materials technology company Cytec Industries has successfully opposed an application by chemical company Nalco for an Australian patent for preventing sediment buildup […]

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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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‘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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Merger to create $285M IP firm poised for Asia push
Intellectual Property November 27, 2018 11:02 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The companies that own some of Australia’s largest intellectual property boutiques have agreed to a merger that will create a 349 employee-strong firm that’s a […]

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