A barrister practising mainly in Australian patents, trade marks, copyright and other IP law; lecturer and contributing author to LexisNexis' Copyright & Designs and Patents looseleaf services
You can now view the 89 public submissions on the Copyright Modernisation consultation paper online …
IP Australia has released draft legislation for the proposed Intellectual Property Laws Amendment Bill (Productivity Commission Response Part 2 and Other Measures) Bill 2018 including more changes to inventive step, an objects clause and phasing out the innovation patent.
For the first time in 10 years, INTA is holding a 2 day conference in Sydney on 11 – 12 October 2018….
Apotex also lost its cross-appeals on fair basis and best method
The Dispute Resolution Panel has rejected the complaints by Honduras, the Dominican Republic, Cuba and Indonesia against Australia’s tobacco plain packaging laws.
Glaxo has lost its appeal against Beach J’s ruling that Apotex and Generic Partners did not infringe its sustained release paracetamol patent because the mistaken reference to “basket” could not be interpreted as “cylinder”.
Senate Economics committee recommends passage of PC Implementation bill No 1
A consultation on draft regulations has been released as the extension of online safe harbours to the education, cultural and disability sectors nears enactment
In the face of misleading and deceptive conduct litigation in Australia, O’Callaghan J has granted injunctions restraining Kraft from pursuing its arbitration claims in New York against Bega’s sale and promotion of Bega Peanut Butter in what Kraft alleges is misleading or deceptive get-up.
The Senate Economics Committee requires submissions on the (intellectual property) Productivity Commission Response Pt 1 bill to be submitted by 1 June 2018