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Latest patent ruling rejecting AI inventorship puts Federal Court in minority
Intellectual Property 2021-09-24 1:58 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Federal Court’s decision that artificial intelligence can be listed on a patent application as the inventor has become an outlier, as the UK joins […]

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Canva gets more time to patent website invention after lawyer mess-up
Intellectual Property 2021-09-20 12:06 pm By Miklos Bolza

Graphics design platform Canva has been conditionally granted further time to apply to patent an invention for generating websites, after IP Australia found its US […]

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Merck Sharp & Dohme appeals judgment tossing Januvia patent extension
Intellectual Property 2021-09-10 6:04 pm By Miklos Bolza

Merck Sharp & Dohme is seeking to overturn a judgment refusing an extension of a patent covering its Januvia and Janumet diabetes drugs that would […]

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Cytec prevails again in challenge to Nalco mining patent
Energy & Natural Resources 2021-08-19 3:34 pm By Miklos Bolza

US-based chemical and materials technology company Cytec Industries has won its Federal Court challenge to a mining patent application by a unit of Ecolab, with […]

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Court throws out Merck Sharp & Dohme’s Januvia patent extension
Intellectual Property 2021-08-12 2:29 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Federal Court has dealt US drug giant Merck Sharp & Dohme a devastating blow, overturning an “untenable” patent term extension which would have protected […]

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Manuka honey group in NZ loses fight against ‘Australian Manuka’ trade mark
Intellectual Property 2021-08-05 12:26 pm By Miklos Bolza

A New Zealand-based association representing manuka honey beekeepers has lost its opposition to an application for the ‘Australian Manuka’ trade mark by a Byron Bay […]

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In win for Abbey Labs, Elanco’s animal drug patent thrown out for lack of invention
Intellectual Property 2021-07-29 10:16 am By Miklos Bolza

IP Australia has refused to register a patent acquired by Elanco Australasia from Bayer covering a lice treatment, after amendments failed to address findings that […]

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a2 Milk urges court to register ‘slightly mysterious’ trade marks
Intellectual Property 2021-07-27 5:00 pm By Miklos Bolza

The a2 Milk Company has urged the Federal Court to allow its ‘a2 Milk’ and ‘True a2’ trade marks to be registered, arguing they’re not […]

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Instagoods takes trade mark fight with Instagram to Federal Court
Intellectual Property 2021-07-08 3:49 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Retail tech and dating start-up Instagoods has appealed a successful challenge of its Instadate trade mark registration by social media giant Instagram. The appeal to […]

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The Beatles hitmaker EMI can’t block ‘Abbey Road’ trade mark
Intellectual Property 2021-06-04 3:45 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Beatles hit producer EMI has lost its “ambitious” opposition to Australian craft company Spotlight registering ‘Abbey Road’ as a trade mark for its yarn […]

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