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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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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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Nestle unit wins patent for internet-connected coffee machine
Intellectual Property November 27, 2018 12:57 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A unit of Nestle unit has defeated an opposition to a patent for an internet-connected coffee machine that would allow users to read news and […]

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Monster Energy drops challenge to Fernbrew ‘beast’ trade mark
Intellectual Property November 20, 2018 2:39 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Energy drink giant Monster Energy has dropped its challenge to a ruling allowing alcoholic spirits wholesaler Fernbrew to trade mark the term ‘Real Beast’ for […]

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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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Monster Energy loses challenges to trade mark registrations
Intellectual Property September 6, 2018 6:08 pm By Miklos Bolza

Energy drink giant Monster Energy Company has  come up short in two oppositions to trade mark registrations which it claimed would infringe its marks. Monster […]

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