Mainly intellectual property (IP) issues Down Under

Myriad’s BRCA1 claims – take 2

A closer look at the High Court’s ruling in D’Arcy v Myriad

Little Brown Balls Bounced Again

Jessup J has ruled that MALTITOS may be registered for confectionary in the face of MALTESERS

Alphapharm v Lundbeck per se

The Full Federal Court has held that the (+) enantiomer of citalopram is itself a pharmaceutical substance per se and so eligible for term extension

AstraZeneca goes down

The High Court has dismissed Astrazeneca’s appeal against the finding that its rosuvastatin patent was obvious.

Abilify interlocutory injunction continues pending appeal

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.

Productivity Commission to review all IP laws

Minister announce Productivity Commission to review Australia’s IP laws

Program formats and copyright

Channel 7 has lost its bid to get an interlocutory injunction against Channel 9’s show Hotplate on the basis of My Kitchen Rules.

Innovation patent consultation on the consultation

IP Australia issues consultation paper on ACIP’s report into the innovation patent system

Sir Walter …

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.

Are innovation patents going?

ACIP now recommends abolition of the innovation patent system