IP Australia has released the Australian Intellectual Property Report 2015, with statistics on IP filings and grants and trends.
The Commonwealth Government has introduced into Parliament the Copyright Amendment (Online Infringement) Bill 2015. This bill will implement the the Government’s proposal for injunctions requiring ISPs to block access to offshore websites that infringe copyright.
The High Court has allowed special leave to appeal from the Full Federal Court’s decision in AstraZeneca v Apotex (“Rosuvastatin”).
The Full Court has clarified what the prior use must disclose for it to be novelty destroying under the Patents Act 1990
Beach J accepted that springboard injunctions are available for patent infringement, but refused the grant on the facts.
Communications Australia has released a draft Industry Code introducing 3 strikes (and a preliminary discovery application) into Australia
Flick J rules that Pfizer did not breach antitrust rules by trying to maintain sales of Lipitor after it came off patent.
P Australia has issued consultation papers on removing red tape and other streamlining options
High Court grant special leave to determine patentability of Myriad’s BRCA patents.
Although it rejected the primary judge’s interpretation of s145 of the Patents Act 1990, the Full Court has nonetheless dismissed Regency’s appeal seeking to terminate its licence of MPEG patents. In 2009, Regency took a licence of a bundle of patents from the MPEG patent pool so that it could make, amongst other things, DVD and Blu-Ray players. All the patents were necessary to make MPEG–2 compliant equipment, but they.. Read More