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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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Judge erred in finding AI can be patent inventor, Full Court says
Intellectual Property 2022-04-14 3:39 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Full Court has overturned a landmark judgment which found artificial intelligence can be named as an inventor on patent applications, in a decision which […]

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Biotechs Gen-Probe, Beckman Coulter settle spat over ‘Access’ trade marks
Intellectual Property 2022-03-30 10:01 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Federal Court has signed off on a settlement between two US biotech companies that ends a dispute over the companies’ ‘Access’ trade marks in […]

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Full Court deals drug companies a blow on patent term extensions
Intellectual Property 2022-03-18 10:27 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Full Court has upheld two judgments that shortened patent term extensions granted to Merck Sharpe & Dohme and Ono Pharmaceuticals, finding the extension regime […]

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Mars keeps MM mark away from chocolate in trade mark settlement
Intellectual Property 2022-03-14 11:08 am By Miklos Bolza

A judge has signed off on a settlement in a trade mark spat between M&M candy maker Mars and the world’s largest macadamia grower, Macquis […]

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High Court to weigh in on patentability of computer-implemented inventions
High Court 2022-03-10 11:53 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The High Court will weigh in on the test for patentability that should be applied to computer-implemented inventions, granting special leave to Aristocrat Technologies to […]

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Judge trashes Energy Beverages’ ‘Mother’ trade marks
Intellectual Property 2022-02-22 5:56 pm By Sam Matthews

Energy Beverages, which makes Mother brand energy drinks, has failed to convince a judge that two of its ‘Mother’ trade marks should not be removed […]

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High Court asked to weigh in on patentability of computer-implemented inventions
High Court 2022-02-02 10:53 pm By Christine Caulfield

Plumbing company Repipe has asked the High Court to take up its case centred on the controversial issue of patent eligibility for computer-implemented inventions, seeking […]

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Ugg owner wins IP case against Aussie shoe retailer
Intellectual Property 2022-02-01 6:11 pm By Bianca Hrovat

The maker of Ugg footwear has successfully opposed an application by an Australian shoe seller to register a trade mark containing the word ‘ugg’, but […]

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Nut having it: M&M maker Mars taken to court in trade mark stoush
Intellectual Property 2022-01-27 12:25 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The world’s largest macadamia grower has launched an appeal of an IP Australia decision that found its logo mark was deceptively similar to US confectionary […]

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