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a2 Milk loses another trade mark opposition as high-stakes appeal looms
Intellectual Property October 17, 2019 4:33 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The a2 Milk Company has come up short again in opposing a competitor’s bid to register a trade mark containing “a2”, with a delegate finding […]

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Court blocks Konami’s last-minute defence in damages trial over Aristocrat pokie patent
Intellectual Property October 17, 2019 9:46 pm By Miklos Bolza

Gaming and entertainment giant Konami has lost a bid to amend its defence in a patent case by rival Aristocrat Technologies on the second day of a damages hearing, with the judge finding the changes were contrary to the interests of justice and would require postponing the trial until late next year.

Ex-Pizzeys patent attorneys deny using confidential info to poach clients
Business of Law October 16, 2019 8:35 pm By Miklos Bolza

Two patent attorneys being sued by boutique IP firm Pizzeys Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys are resisting an application for preliminary discovery, denying the firm’s […]

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Kmart pockets win over streetwear company in cargo pants IP dispute
Intellectual Property October 16, 2019 10:39 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Kmart has defeated claims by a streetwear company that the retail giant infringed the copyright for its cargo pants and shorts designs. The case was […]

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Aristocrat goes ‘too far’: Konami tells court pokie patent damages should be proportional
Intellectual Property October 14, 2019 10:01 pm By Miklos Bolza

Aristocrat Technology has gone “too far” in seeking full profits from the sale of Konami Australia’s infringing pokie machines, with Konami arguing the court should […]

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State Street drops Fearless Girl trade mark case against super fund
Intellectual Property October 14, 2019 3:25 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

US asset management firm State Street has dropped its trade mark claims against a second superannuation fund over its iconic Fearless Girl statue, leaving law […]

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Motorola slams Hytera for ‘pig-headed’ approach to IP expert evidence
Intellectual Property October 11, 2019 2:18 pm By Amelia Birnie

Motorola has slammed competitor Hytera for its “spectacularly poor” handling of expert evidence in a high stakes intellectual property dispute between the two tech giants, […]

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Aristocrat wins Konami’s tax returns ahead of IP damages hearing
Intellectual Property October 9, 2019 3:12 pm By Miklos Bolza

Gaming giant Aristocrat Technologies Australia can look over the tax returns of rival Konami Australia as the two companies prepare for next week’s hearing over […]

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Apple can patent iPhone swipe invention, Patent Office says
Intellectual Property October 9, 2019 2:40 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Silicon Valley giant Apple can patent an iPhone configuration that allows users to swap out a set of icons with a swipe of the screen […]

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Interpharma won’t challenge Precedex patent validity ruling
Intellectual Property October 3, 2019 8:54 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Australian drug maker InterPharma will not appeal a ruling that dismissed its challenge to the validity of global pharmaceutical giant Pfizer’s patent for sedative drug […]

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