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Australian High Court rejects the implied licence doctrine: establishes exhaustion of patent rights after first sale

Australia - December 3 2020 The High Court of Australia has recently passed down a landmark 4-3 majority decision in Calidad Pty Ltd v Seiko Epson Corporation (Calidad v Seiko)…

Michael Brown

Pesky pandemics and patents: how the conventional patent approach appears unchanged in the face of COVID-19

Global - November 26 2020 Over 70 vaccines and 150 drugs are currently being developed by various entities in an effort to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Any COVID-19 related…

Michael Brown

Proposed changes to New Zealand intellectual property laws

New Zealand - November 18 2020 The New Zealand Government has recently proposed several amendments to New Zealand’s intellectual property laws, including the Patents Act 2013 (PA)…

Michael Brown, Kathleen Henning

The dance-off ends: a (partial) resolution to Fortnite’s slurry of copyright lawsuits.

New Zealand, USA - November 17 2020 Since its launch in July 2017, Fortnite has dominated the online gaming scene, gathering billions in revenue from in-game purchases much to the…

Matthew Hayes, Gillian Nelson

The beginning of the end for Australian innovation patents

Australia - March 11 2020 On 26 February 2020, the Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Productivity Commission Response Part 2 and Other Measures) Act 2020 (‘the Act’)…

Michael Brown