Following on from yesterday’s post, @davidstarkoff points out that: the transcript of the special leave application can be found here; and in due course, the submissions will appear here. The hearing of the appeal has been fixed for 11 September 2012.
Apparently, back on 25 June the High Court granted Google special leave to appeal from the Full Federal Court’s ruling that Google is liable for the misleading ads placed by advertisers. Maybe the internet will be able to keep working in Australia after all. Austlii is only up to 20 June, at the time of posting. Lid dip “Law Geek Down Under“
The Full Court (Keane CJ, Bennett and Yates JJ) has unanimously dismissed Apotex’ appeal from Jagot J findings that it had infringed Sanofi-Aventis’ patents and copyright. Bennett and Yates JJ delivered a joint opinion, Keane CJ his Honour’s own reasoned opinion. Patent Sanofi’s patent had just one claim: A method of preventing or treating a skin disorder, wherein the skin disorder is psoriasis, which comprises administering to a recipient an effective amount of.. Read More
The Assistant Treasurer has referred the operation of the compulsory licence regime within the Patents Act 1990 to the Productivity Commission for review. At present, sections 133 to 140 of the Patents Act provide for applications to be made to the Federal Court for a compulsory licence to work a patent where (i) the applicant has tried for a reasonable period, but without success, to obtain from the patentee an authorisation to work.. Read More
Gotye and Kimbra had that smash hit “Somebody I used to know“. via Prof. Tushnet at the 43(B)log, there comes “The Star Wars I used to Know” (99USc or $1.69 in the Oz iTunes store). Prof. Tushnet gives extra points for the artwork. I wonder about that, does it go too far? I guess there is that dig at the artwork too … While we’re having fun: Walk off the Earth did this.. Read More
The Government has announced the finalised terms of reference for the Australian Law Reform’s inquiry into copyright: I refer to the ALRC for inquiry and report pursuant to subsection 20(1) of the Australian Law Reform Commission Act 1996 the matter of whether the exceptions and statutory licences in the Copyright Act 1968, are adequate and appropriate in the digital environment. Amongst other things, the ALRC is to consider whether existing exceptions are appropriate.. Read More