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Motherload of appeals dismissed by The Federal Court

Australia - February 24 2022 The Federal Court has recently dismissed three appeals against Trade Marks Office opposition decisions relating to marks including the word "Mother"…

Australian Patent Office in favour of Blockchain…for the moment

Australia - September 30 2021 E-commerce giant Alibaba has had a win before the Australian Patent Office in relation to an application for their technology which improves privacy…

The Fine “Fair Dealing” Line between Freedom of Speech and Infringement

Australia - September 30 2021 The Federal Court has recently issued a decision in AGL Energy v Greenpeace Australia Pacific, holding that the use of another person’s logo for…

Keep it Confidential: When conducting an exempt ‘reasonable trial’ before filing can still cause you a problem!

Australia - September 30 2021 In Fuchs Lubricants v Quaker Chemical , the Full Federal Court has clarified which of the ancillary activities that might occur before, around or…

Is DAS. Is good.

Australia - September 1 2021 The DAS stores electronic Certified Copies of Priority Documents and allows retrieval of these documents by certain patent offices via a DAS code…

Commissioner of Patents appeals decision allowing Artificial Intelligence as an inventor

Australia - August 27 2021 Today, the Commissioner of Patents has appealed the Federal Court decision of Justice Beach in Thaler v Commissioner of Patents [2021] FCA 879 (which…

Extensions of time: Is the Patent Office more diligent than a Patent Attorney?

Australia - July 2 2021 An extension of time to file evidence in an opposition has ultimately been found allowable on the basis of “other circumstances”, where emails…

The best method of clearing a path for generic market entry

Australia - June 29 2021 A recent interlocutory decision of Justice Beach has considered the various ways to accelerate litigation through use of strike out motions…

Australian innovators big winners under Patent Box scheme announced in Federal Budget

Australia, OECD - May 12 2021 Under the Federal Budget handed down on Tuesday night, the government will launch a patent box scheme targeted at the medical and biotechnology…

NFTs - the vapourware of Blockchain technology?

Australia - April 30 2021 What do Beeple, Jack Dorsey, Cryptokitties, Grimes, and William Shatner have in common? They’ve all made money, and in some cases headlines, by…