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More than a ‘scintilla of inventiveness’: Motorola defends source code as Hytera trial kicks off
Intellectual Property 2019-07-22 8:01 pm By Amelia Birnie

Patents at the centre of a high stakes IP dispute between tech giants Motorola and Hytera have significantly more than the necessary “scintilla of inventiveness” […]

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Boehringer wins time to oppose Intervet patent after lawyers botched deadline
Intellectual Property 2019-07-22 4:56 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A unit of Boehringer Ingelheim has been given more time to oppose a proposed patent by rival drug maker Intervet, after the German drug company’s […]

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Apple wins patent for computer-implemented invention
Intellectual Property 2019-07-22 2:35 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Apple has been granted a patent for an animation-generating user interface for its iPhone and iPad devices, beating back multiple adverse examination reports that described […]

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Ban on Instagram selfie with Kylie Jenner would intrude on ‘personal freedom’, judge says
Intellectual Property 2019-07-17 6:19 pm By Amelia Birnie

A judge has refused to order the removal of a selfie photograph with model Kylie Jenner from the personal Instagram account of the former CEO […]

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Monster Energy takes another shot at blocking monster wheels trade mark
Intellectual Property 2019-07-17 4:28 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Beverage giant Monster Energy has appealed a ruling that allowed a company associated with leading tyre retailer Bob Jane T-Mart to register trade marks for […]

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Condom maker Ansell settles SKYN trade mark spat
Intellectual Property 2019-07-17 1:37 pm By Amelia Birnie

Ansell has settled a dispute with a Perth cosmetic clinic over its proposed registration of the trade mark ‘SKYN Love The Skyn You’re In’, after […]

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Claims of stolen docs at heart of new suit against Pfizer over vaccine patent
Intellectual Property 2019-07-16 9:48 pm By Miklos Bolza

Merck Sharp & Dohme has claimed ownership of a Pfizer patent related to the blockbuster Prevnar 13 vaccine, after a doctor who moved between the […]

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Delegate says A2 milk common meaning bars ‘true A2’ trade mark
Intellectual Property 2019-07-16 3:19 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The phrase true A2 is not inherently adapted to distinguish the A2 Milk Company’s products because A2 milk is commonly understood to signify less allergenic […]

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Merck Sharp & Dohme loses key battle in trade mark case ahead of trial
Intellectual Property 2019-07-15 8:51 pm By Miklos Bolza

A court has barred US drug company Merck Sharp & Dohme from denying that an agreement made with German pharmaceutical company Merck KGaA was governed […]

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Sportsbet loses application for ‘Same Game Multi’ trade mark
Intellectual Property 2019-07-15 7:10 pm By Amelia Birnie

Sportsbet’s application to register ‘Same Game Multi’ as a trade mark has been rejected, with the Registrar of Trade Marks relying on statements in the […]

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