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Full Court confirms no statutory liability for infringement by authorisation
Expert Insights 2021-08-25 3:11 pm By Editor

In a recent decision, the Full Federal Court confirmed that a trade mark owner who merely authorises use of its trade mark cannot be subject […]

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Cytec prevails again in challenge to Nalco mining patent
Energy & Natural Resources 2021-08-19 3:34 pm By Miklos Bolza

US-based chemical and materials technology company Cytec Industries has won its Federal Court challenge to a mining patent application by a unit of Ecolab, with […]

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Quaker asks High Court to weigh in on ‘grace period’ for publicly disclosing inventions
Article 2021-06-28 1:30 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

US chemical company Quaker Chemical is seeking special leave from the High Court to appeal a Full Court judgment that found its patents for quickly […]

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Fuchs wins ruling invalidating Quakers’ mining patents
Intellectual Property 2021-05-06 10:08 am By Miklos Bolza

The Australian arm of Fuchs Lubricants has succeeded in invalidating two patents owned by Quakers Chemicals, with the Full Federal Court finding the inventions were […]

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L’Oreal opposition to Lore Perfumery trade mark doesn’t pass the smell test
Intellectual Property 2021-03-25 9:14 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Cosmetics giant L’Oreal has lost its opposition to Melbourne-based Lore Perfumery’s ‘Lore’ trade mark, with an IP Australia delegate finding that L’Oreal’s strong reputation made […]

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Boehringer appeals failed opposition to Zoetis patents
Intellectual Property 2020-09-21 3:11 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

German drug maker Boehringer has launched a Federal Court fight against rival Zoetis after coming up short in its opposition to two Zoetis patents for […]

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Boehringer scores partial win in challenge to animal vaccine patents
Intellectual Property 2020-08-31 4:45 pm By Alison Eveleigh

German pharmaceutical giant Boehringer has partially succeeded in its opposition to several vaccine patents filed by animal health company Zoetis, used to treat pneumonia in pigs. […]

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Hytera can’t ‘repackage’ deputy director as lay witness to avoid evidence rules on relevance
Intellectual Property 2020-08-06 3:39 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has found that Hytera Communications cannot “repackage” evidence given by one of its deputy directors to avoid rules about opinion evidence while defending […]

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Hytera loses latest bid to vacate Motorola trial over worries about witnesses catching coronavirus
Intellectual Property 2020-07-14 7:55 pm By Miklos Bolza

Hytera Communications has lost its latest attempt to adjourn an upcoming virtual trial in a copyright case brought by rival Motorola, despite concerns by the […]

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Judge grapples with ‘most complicated’ adjournment bid in Hytera, Motorola dispute
Intellectual Property 2020-07-09 10:50 pm By Miklos Bolza

Hytera Communications argued it should be granted a late-stage bid to postpone its copyright trial with Motorola Solutions, in what a judge called “the most […]

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