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Dow loses latest spat with Nufarm over patent for low vapour drift herbicide
Intellectual Property 2023-07-04 3:03 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The successor of Dow Agrosciences has lost its latest bid to register a patent that is aimed at limiting the worldwide problem of herbicide vapour […]

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Banknote maker prevails again in challenge to rival’s security device patent
Intellectual Property 2023-06-30 5:19 pm By Gareth Baker

Australian banknote manufacturer CCL Secure has succeeded a second time in opposing a patent application by British rival De La Rue International for banknote security […]

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Out with ‘including’ and ‘such as’: Judge rips into pleading in Corelogic data scraping case
Intellectual Property 2023-06-28 9:14 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has rejected an amended copyright case against US-based analytics company CoreLogic, expressing his displeasure at the use of imprecise phrases like ‘including’ and […]

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Monster Energy’s costs estimate in patent case ‘monstrous’, court told
Intellectual Property 2023-06-28 1:43 pm By Cindy Cameronne

An inventor who claims Monster Energy infringed his patent for laser etched pull tabs is fighting the beverage giant’s bid for $150,000 in security for […]

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Sour grapes as Champagne growers appeal trade mark decision
Intellectual Property 2023-06-27 4:18 pm By Gareth Baker

The French association representing wine producers from Champagne is appealing a recent trade mark loss to an Australian health retailer, claiming a product being sold […]

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Sanofi defeats government’s $325M appeal over generic Plavix ban
Intellectual Property 2023-06-26 4:00 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Drug maker Sanofi-Aventis is not liable for the federal government’s losses for excess subsidies paid for the blood-thinner Plavix after an allegedly unjustified court injunction […]

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Seven tries to resurrect ‘7Now’ mark in IP stoush with 7-Eleven
Appeals 2023-06-26 11:41 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Seven Network has appealed a ruling that revoked its 7NOW trade mark for non-use in a victory for convenience chain 7-Eleven as it seeks to […]

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Parking detection patents infringed by SARB’s Pinforce sensors, judge finds
Intellectual Property 2023-06-26 12:08 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Tech company Vehicle Management Systems has won a long-running patent infringement dispute with rival SARB over a sensor-based system the City of Melbourne uses for […]

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AI litigation to hit Australian shores before regulation, IP lawyers say
Analysis 2023-06-20 11:46 pm By Sam Matthews

The growing use of generative AI tools such as ChatGPT could shake up the landscape of intellectual property laws in Australia, and novel questions posed […]

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Claws out: Monster Energy appeals loss in trade mark dispute with MuscleTech
Appeals 2023-06-20 5:08 pm By Gareth Baker

Monster Energy has lodged a Federal Court appeal after failing to block supplements retailer MuscleTech from registering a new logo that it alleges is similar […]

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