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
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
A statistical survey of patent litigation in the Federal Court of Australia
Nicholas J has granted further injunctions under s 115A against the telcos / ISPs to block access to websites related to HD Subs+.
ESCO has won its appeal from the ruling that its patent lacked utility because the claims did not fulfill all promised advantages. The Patent ESCO’s patent relates to a wear assembly for securing a wear member to excavating equipment. Think of it as a way of attaching “teeth” to an excavating bucket and for a design of the “teeth” themselves. There are 26 claims. Claim 1 (and its dependent claims).. Read More
Two possible reasons to visit Amsterdam in July: copyright and privacy law courses at the University of Amsterdam’s Institute for Information Law.
IP Australia’s preliminary conclusion is that joing the Hague Agreement for the registration of designs will cost Australian consumers a lot more than Australian designers will benefit
Like MICHIGAN for farm equipment and OXFORD for books, Burley J has ordered that Bohemia Crystal’s trade marks, BOHEMIA and BOHEMIA CRYSTAL be revoked because they are not distinctive of “glassware”.
The Commonwealth government is consulting about a draft treaty on the enforcement of foreign judgments including whether and how IP judgments should be included
In addition to clarifying infringement of method claims, the Full Court in Warner-Lambert (PregablinI also dismissed Apotex’ appeal against the findings that the Patent was fairly based and not invalidated by a false suggestion.