Plaintiff sued defendant for patent infringement for direct and indirect infringement for the commercial sale andor use of the defendant's asset tracking solutions product.
On September 29, 2011 the Government of Canada reintroduced into Parliament the Copyright Modernization Act as Bill C-11.
Recently, a Court in the Central District of California, applying the Patent Rules from the Northern District of California, held that the plaintiff failed to demonstrate the requisite good cause to amend its infringement contentions to add additional accused products.
On 6 April 2011 “land agreements” became subject to the UK’s competition rules.
Following approval of the Therapeutic Goods Legislation Amendment (Copyright) Bill 2011 by the Senate, Australian consumers and health professionals will have more ready access to generic drugs, but proprietary drug companies will have fewer options in the twilight years of patent protection for shutting down access to Australian markets by generic medicines.
The Spanish Sustainable Economy Act has recently been approved, introducing multiple changes into Spanish legislation.
On 16 November 2010, the Australian Minister for Trade, the Honourable Dr Craig Emerson MP, announced that after three years of trade negotiations between 37 countries1, the text of the Anti- Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) was concluded2.
The government has recently released the Exposure Draft (17 December 2010) of the Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Raising the Bar) Bill 2011 (Bill).
Proposed amendments to the Copyright Act could have the effect of preventing pharmaceutical companies from commencing legal proceedings for copyright infringement of their TGA approved pharmaceutical Product Information documents.
India has released draft regulations implementing parts of the Information Technology (Amendment) Act, 2008 dealing with protection of personal information, data security, and responsibility of service providers for IP infringement and publication of "harmful" content.