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Google bid for ad patent shot down by IP Australia
Intellectual Property 2018-02-22 8:19 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

IP Australia has rejected Google’s application for approval of a patent covering advertising price discounting, saying it was not a manner of manufacture and therefore […]

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Sanofi wins challenge to Reckitt-Benckiser lozenge patent
Intellectual Property 2018-02-22 7:58 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Patent Office has shot down a patent application covering throat lozenges by consumer goods giant Reckitt-Benckiser on a challenge by rival Sanofi-Aventis. Citing […]

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LED patent infringement appeal hinges on a word
Intellectual Property 2018-02-21 8:05 pm By Jennifer Cooke

The word “contains” is not ambiguous when it comes to patent claims and means “includes”, a Full Court of the Federal Court was told Wednesday […]

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Fitbit trademark suit should move to SA, billionaire says
Intellectual Property 2018-02-20 7:34 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A Fitbit suit challenging two trademarks owned by South Australian convenience store king Yasser Shahin should be moved to South Australia, Shahin has told a […]

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Start-up off hook for broken promises, rules NSW Appeals Court
Securities 2018-02-19 8:49 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A tech start-up that failed to deliver on a promise that investors would triple their money and was found liable for the entire investment has […]

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ALDI says customers not duped by ‘natural’ claims
Competition & Consumer Protection 2018-02-19 8:49 pm By Jennifer Cooke

Ordinary ALDI customers who bought the house brand Protane “Naturals” hair care products from the “cheap”, wire-caged middle sections of stores for under $5, would […]

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Penfolds copycat faces sobering moment with trademark action
Intellectual Property 2018-02-19 1:56 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Treasury Wine Estates has brought a trademark case against Rush Rich for allegedly making and selling copycat Penfolds products in China and Australia. In a […]

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Judge issues mixed costs ruling in printer cartridge patent suit
Intellectual Property 2018-02-16 8:03 pm By Jennifer Cooke

A Federal Court judge issued a mixed costs ruling Friday in a printer cartridge patent dispute, ordering Calidad to pay three-quarters of Epson’s patent bills […]

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IP Australia offers court new reason to reject Rokt patent
Intellectual Property 2018-02-15 8:11 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Australian Patent Office wants the Federal Court to uphold its decision refusing an application by marketing technology start-up Rokt for a patent covering its […]

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Ansell, Reckitt settle condom patent case
Intellectual Property 2018-02-15 10:49 am By Jennifer Cooke

Ansell Healthcare has settled its patent infringement lawsuit against rival condom maker Reckitt Benckiser over a patent for a more natural feeling, non-latex condom. The […]

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