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Much ado about "said"
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • January 28 2016

The scope of legal protection provided by a patent boils down to the interpretation of the claims. The drafting of claims has certain elements of art


ATO releases Decision Impact Statement for Australian Building Systems (in liq) case
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • January 25 2016

Late last year, the High Court handed down its decision in Commissioner of Taxation v Australian Building Systems Pty Ltd (in liq) 2015 HCA 48. The


Qld Court of Appeal gives guidance on when a claimant may be ordered to make restitution of an adjudicated amount
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • January 20 2016

Recently, the Queensland Court of Appeal handed down its decision on the appeal of Gambaro Pty Ltd v Rohrig (Qld) Pty Ltd 2015 QSC 170. Jennifer


Temporary works connected to the construction of a jetty and wharf are not caught by the Queensland Building and Construction Commission Act 1991 (Qld)
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • January 13 2016

Monadelphous Engineering Pty Ltd and Muhibbah Construction Pty Ltd (appellants) entered into a contract with Wiggins Island Coal Export Terminal Pty


Parties' intention to be bound assessed objectively in light of the history of negotiations between them
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • December 23 2015

The contract between AJ Lucas Operations Pty Ltd (appellant) and the Gladstone Area Water Board and Gladstone Regional Council (Respondents) was


No early Christmas present for Dallas Buyers Club - Federal Court dismisses request for alleged infringers' details
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • December 22 2015

As reported in our previous blog post, in April this year, the Federal Court ordered several internet service providers to hand over the identities


Full Federal Court - computer invention doesn't meet patentability criteria
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • December 21 2015

In its long awaited decision Commissioner of Patents v RPL Central, the Full Federal Court has rejected another computer-implemented invention for


Exclusive patent licences and standing to sue - a green light for commercial 'work arounds'
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • December 21 2015

In Orion Corporation v Actavis Pty Ltd (No 3) 2015 FCA 1373, the Federal Court has provided practical guidance on drafting an exclusive patent


Testing the boundaries: Australia's copyright laws under challenge
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • December 17 2015

Developments in technology and its use by both business and consumers have continued to challenge copyright law this year. Most notably, we have seen


Architect found negligent in failing to follow client's instructions - a lesson in communication
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • December 16 2015

Christian Education Ministries - Qld Ltd (plaintiff) engaged Thomson Adsett Pty Ltd (defendant), a registered architectural business, to design a new