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Motorola to bring copyright claims against Hytera
Intellectual Property November 16, 2018 9:56 pm By Miklos Bolza

Motorola Solutions wants to amend its pleadings in an ongoing patent case against Shenzen-based Hytera Communications to add copyright claims relating to the source code for the […]

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Network 10 to ‘fiercely defend’ Boss trade mark case by Fairfax
Intellectual Property November 15, 2018 1:34 pm By Miklos Bolza

Network 10 told a court Thursday it would “fiercely defend” a trade mark case brought by Fairfax Media over 10’s recent rebrand and its newly approved trade mark, 10 Boss.

Foxtel wins second challenge to Cognizant unit’s digital download patent
Intellectual Property November 15, 2018 8:34 pm By Miklos Bolza

Cable TV giant Foxtel has succeeded in a second challenge to a digital download patent by a subsidiary of global tech giant Cognizant, but IP Australia has given the patent owner yet another go at fixing it.

Copyright Agency launches legal action against universities after stalled talks
Education November 15, 2018 8:49 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Copyright Agency has brought proceedings against the peak body representing Australia’s universities over copyright costs, after negotiations over a new licencing agreement broke down.

Court draws blood in Becton, B. Braun catheter patent case
Intellectual Property November 14, 2018 12:28 pm By Miklos Bolza

A court has delivered a loss for Germany-based B. Braun Melsungen, dismissing its allegations that US-based device manufacturer Becton Dickinson infringed three of its intravenous catheter […]

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Appeal filed in Fairlight synthesiser trade mark dispute
Entertainment November 14, 2018 10:25 pm By Miklos Bolza

Keyboard specialist PKT Technologies has returned for an encore in a six-year long trade mark dispute, appealing a $384,000 judgment against it for violating a […]

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Neurim fights to amend Circadin patent amid infringement case against generics
Intellectual Property November 12, 2018 9:19 pm By Miklos Bolza

Drug maker Neurim Pharmaceuticals is battling to amend its Australian patent for the blockbuster sleeping pill Circadin over opposition from two generic pharmaceutical companies, which […]

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Common shapes don’t distinguish Italian meat co.’s trade mark, delegate finds
Intellectual Property November 12, 2018 3:22 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Italian deli meat producer AIA has lost its opposition to a trade mark application by competing salumi manufacturer Borgo, with the Registrar of Trade marks […]

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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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