Nicholas J stays dissolution of interlocutory injunction pending Otsuka’s appeal from invalidity of aripiprazole patent judgment. Commonwealth gets security for undertaking as to damages.
Minister announce Productivity Commission to review Australia’s IP laws
Perram J has refused to allow Dallas Buyers Club LLC to send out its proposed letters of demand to the account holders identified through its preliminary discovery application.
Channel 7 has lost its bid to get an interlocutory injunction against Channel 9’s show Hotplate on the basis of My Kitchen Rules.
IP Australia issues consultation paper on ACIP’s report into the innovation patent system
WIPO has published 2 studies on inventive step and sufficiency of disclosure in patent laws.
Yates J has upheld the Registrar’s refusal to register SIR WALTER for buffalo grass in class 31 on the grounds it lacked any capacity to distinguish and was not in fact distinctive.
ACIP now recommends abolition of the innovation patent system
Having had the interlocutory injunction he granted overturned on appeal, Rares J has now determined at the substantive trial that both of Glaxo’s syringe variants infringed Reckitt Benkiser’s “flat-nosed syringe” patent.
Nicholas J has granted Thomas International an interlocutory injunction ordering Humantech to transfer the domain names, thomasinternational.com.au and thomas.co.za, to Thomas International. Thomas International had to give the usual undertakings and, as a foreign corporation, provide security for costs.