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Does creative commons work for you?
  • Norton Rose Fulbright Australia
  • Australia
  • October 12 2012

The Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department has released the Australian Government Intellectual Property Law Manual, which acts as a guide for government agencies in their management of intellectual property assets


IP management plan who needs one?
  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
  • Australia
  • October 12 2012

“The old industrial era has been supplanted by a new knowledge based economy in which ideas and innovation have become the wellspring of economic growth and competitive business advantage.”


IP management plan - who needs one?
  • Norton Rose Fulbright Australia
  • Australia
  • August 14 2012

The old industrial era has been supplanted by a new knowledge based economy in which ideas and innovation have become the wellspring of economic growth and competitive business advantage


Amendments to Canada’s patent rules to come into force on June 2, 2007
  • Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
  • Canada
  • May 31 2007

On June 2, 2007, amendments to Canada’s Patent Rules (“Amendments”) will come into force


Federal Court of Appeal ups the ante for patentees litigating under the PM(NOC) Regulations
  • Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
  • USA
  • May 31 2007

In Sanofi-Aventis Canada Inc. v. Novopharm Limited 2007 FCA 163 the Federal Court of Appeal has decided that a patentee who unsuccessfully challenges an allegation made by a generic drug manufacturer under the PM(NOC) Regulations cannot re-litigate the same allegation made by any subsequent generic drug manufacturer


KSR International Co. v. Teleflex Inc.: the United States Supreme Court speaks on patent invalidity for obviousness
  • Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
  • USA
  • May 31 2007

On April 30, 2007, the Supreme Court of the United States released its unanimous decision in KSR International Co. v. Teleflex Inc


The selective distribution of brand name products in Canada
  • Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
  • Canada
  • May 31 2007

On March 23, 2007, the Competition Tribunal (“Tribunal”) rendered a decision concerning the supply of (or refusal to supply) brand name wares to department stores


Court of Appeal refers dilution questions to ECJ
  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 22 2007

On 15 May the Court of Appeal in Intel Corp Inc v CPM United Kingdom Limited 2007 referred a number of questions to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) that are of crucial importance to owners of well known European brands


Patent invalidity for obviousness: Canada’s Federal Court of Appeal renders an important decision
  • Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
  • Canada
  • June 25 2007

On June 7, 2007, Canada’s Federal Court of Appeal rendered a decision in Novopharm Limited v. Jannsen-Ortho Inc. that dealt with several patent issues, but perhaps most notably the test for obviousness for invalidity of a patent


Grey goods may or may not constitute copyright infringement
  • Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
  • Canada
  • July 30 2007

On July 26, 2007, Canada’s highest court rendered an important decision which will be of interest to those who distribute imported goods in Canada