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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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IP Australia to call for dismissal of novel building patent case
Intellectual Property December 11, 2018 3:41 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Commissioner of Patents will seek to toss a case simultaneously challenging its decisions to accept, grant and certify an innovation patent owned by one of Australia’s biggest building product firms.

Commonwealth slams Otsuka’s ‘inconsistent’ defences in Abilify patent case
Intellectual Property December 10, 2018 10:02 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Commonwealth has urged the court to strike out the “inconsistent” pleadings of pharmaceutical firms Otsuka and Bristol-Myers Squibb in a patent case over the […]

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D’Aquino Bros says it can prove its Scotch Whisky is the real deal
Intellectual Property December 10, 2018 9:01 pm By Christine Caulfield

Defending against a fourth trade mark infringement lawsuit by the UK’s Scotch Whisky Association, Australian liquor retailer D’Aquino Bros has told a court all of […]

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Bar Talk: Q&A with barrister Cynthia Cochrane
People In The News December 9, 2018 10:48 pm By Lawyerly Staff

Bar Talk, a new Q&A series with Australia’s leading barristers, this week features Cynthia Cochrane, who talked to Lawyerly about how she prepares for an […]

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Ramsay Health Care’s Nuramel trade mark beats off challenge
Intellectual Property December 6, 2018 1:49 pm By Christine Caulfield

Ramsay Health Care has defeated a challenge to its Nuramel trade mark for a brand of infant formula, with IP Australia saying while the mark […]

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B. Braun launches appeal in IV catheter patent case
Intellectual Property December 5, 2018 12:23 pm By Christine Caulfield

Medical device maker B. Braun Melsungen is appealing a ruling that invalidated its intravenous catheter patents and dismissed allegations of infringement against rival Becton Dickinson. […]

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Wyeth slams Merck’s ‘baseless’ invalidity claim in vaccine trial
Intellectual Property December 4, 2018 3:44 pm By Miklos Bolza

Pharmaceutical giant Wyeth has accused Merck Sharp & Dohme of a “baseless” patent invalidity case, saying on the second day of trial over the world’s […]

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Trade mark reputation not a factor in deceptively similar cases: Full Court
Intellectual Property December 4, 2018 8:43 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge applied the “wrong test” when he considered the reputation of a trade mark in an infringement case alleging the marks of rival meat […]

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Merck attacks Wyeth’s ‘broad’ patent claims for Prevnar 13 vaccine
Intellectual Property December 3, 2018 8:24 pm By Miklos Bolza

A showdown between global pharmaceutical giants over the world’s best selling vaccine began Monday in Federal Court, with¬†Merck Sharp & Dohme claiming three patents for […]

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