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In tossing inventor’s IP challenge, Full Court says essential oil a ‘staple commercial product’
Intellectual Property 2022-05-27 10:41 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The Full Federal Court has rejected an Australian inventor’s appeal of a ruling that found three manufacturers of essential oil products did not infringe his […]

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Seeley challenge to ‘natural cool air’ trade mark gets chilly reception
Intellectual Property 2022-05-27 3:59 pm By Sam Matthews

Air-conditioning giant Seeley is appealing a decision by IP Australia shooting down its bid to block a father-son team from registering their ‘Natural Cool Air’ […]

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Full clinical trial not needed for Parkinson’s drug patent, IP Australia says
Intellectual Property 2022-05-24 12:32 pm By Sam Matthews

An IP Australia delegate has rejected German drug maker Ever Neuro Pharma’s claim that extensive experimental evidence was needed to prove the usefulness of a […]

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Uniden found to have infringed radio design patent of rival GME
Intellectual Property 2022-05-23 3:29 pm By Sam Matthews

A judge has found that Uniden infringed rival GME’s design patent for a handheld radio, derailing the company’s plan for an Australian launch of two […]

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Full Court shoots down Boehringer opposition to Merck Sharp & Dohme’s parasite patent
Intellectual Property 2022-05-19 3:38 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Full Federal Court has rejected German drug maker Boehringer Ingelheim’s appeal of ruling that shot down its opposition to Merck Sharp & Dohme’s patent […]

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High Court asked to decide if AI can be inventor on patent
Intellectual Property 2022-05-18 1:23 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The High Court has been asked to wade into the debate over whether artificial intelligence can be named as an inventor on patent applications, after […]

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High Court to hear Botox trade mark appeal
Intellectual Property 2022-05-18 3:42 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The High Court has granted special leave to a cosmetic company to challenge a judgment finding it infringed Botox maker Allergan’s trade marks by marketing […]

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Cotton On reaches settlement in copyright stoush with streetwear rival
Intellectual Property 2022-05-18 10:46 am By Cat Fredenburgh

Cotton On has settled court proceedings brought against rival surf and streetwear label Ghanda for threatening it with a copyright and trade mark infringement lawsuit. […]

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Dyno Nobel feud with Orica over detonation device patents blows up
Intellectual Property 2022-05-16 2:53 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Two of the world’s largest manufacturers of explosives have taken their fight over three patents for a detonation device to the Federal Court. In proceedings […]

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High Court KOs Repipe’s fight over patents for computer-implemented tech
Intellectual Property 2022-05-11 1:12 pm By Christine Caulfield

The High Court has rejected plumbing company Repipe’s application to hear its case centred on the question of patent eligibility for computer-implemented inventions, saying the […]

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