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Foxtel appeals ruling over Allens’ missed trade mark deadline
Intellectual Property May 23, 2019 10:51 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

TV giant Foxtel wants another shot at opposing a trade mark by telco China Unicom, after a judge let stand an IP Australia decision refusing […]

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Qudos Bank wins source code from Infosys as it weighs possible IP case
Intellectual Property May 20, 2019 11:33 pm By Christine Caulfield

Technology consulting group Infosys must hand over more documents — including source code — to Qudos as the mutual bank considers a possible copyright infringement […]

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Microsoft can’t get ‘free hand’ to change case in re-trial of IP spat, judge says
Intellectual Property May 17, 2019 11:11 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has rejected an application by Microsoft to add a claim to its intellectual property dispute with a Melbourne computer retailer after the software […]

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BASF sues to stamp out alleged infringement of termite control patent
Intellectual Property May 17, 2019 2:41 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Chemicals giant BASF has dragged an Australian pest control company to court for allegedly violating its patent for an underground termite control system. In a […]

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SARB seeks to park vehicle detector patent case, says dispute settled 5 years ago
Intellectual Property May 16, 2019 8:25 pm By Miklos Bolza

Melbourne-based civic compliance firm SARB Management Group wants to put the brakes on a case brought by tech company Vehicle Monitoring Systems over a patented […]

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Lachlan Murdoch’s Nova wins fight with Huawei over Aussie trade mark
Intellectual Property May 15, 2019 4:14 pm By Miklos Bolza

IP Australia has rejected an application by Huawei Technologies to register the trade mark Nova after a challenge by radio giant Nova Entertainment, with a […]

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ICOS drops second patent dispute over erectile dysfunction drug
Intellectual Property May 15, 2019 12:41 pm By Amelia Birnie

US biotechnology company ICOS has settled a dispute with Australian-based Arrow Pharma over the patents for erectile dysfunction drug Cialis, less than 12 months after […]

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Novartis patent for oral form of top-selling MS drug obvious, IP Australia says
Intellectual Property May 13, 2019 12:31 pm By Miklos Bolza

A proposed Novartis patent for an oral form of its top-selling multiple sclerosis drug Gilenya is invalid for lack of inventive step, IP Australia has […]

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Aussie boot maker ordered to pay $450,000 for infringing Deckers’ UGG trade mark
Intellectual Property May 10, 2019 10:29 pm By Christine Caulfield

A Chicago jury has ordered an Australian maker of ugg boots to pay US-based footwear company Deckers Outdoor US$450,000 ($643,000) in damages for infringing the […]

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Judge slams Copyright Agency’s $32.5M interim request from universities as ‘absurd’ and ‘unfair’
Intellectual Property May 9, 2019 2:59 pm By Amelia Birnie

A group of 39 of Australia’s largest universities has managed to avoid paying its full $32.5 million annual fee to Copyright Agency Ltd, while a […]

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