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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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The distinction between repair and re-making: The Full Court clarifies the law on refurbishing a patented product
Expert Insights 2019-08-01 9:29 pm By Editor

The important decision by the Full Court of the Federal Court in Calidad Pty Ltd v Seiko Epson Corporation [2019] FCAFC 115 clarifies the position […]

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ACCC won’t block $285M merger to create IP law giant
Intellectual Property 2019-03-21 8:10 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

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 2019-02-13 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 2019-02-05 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 2019-01-17 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 2019-01-09 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 2018-12-11 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 2018-11-27 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 2018-11-27 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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