auDRP Overview

Prof Andrew Christie is launching the auDRP Overview, an analysis of decisions under the auDRP on Wednesday 27 August 2014 at 9:15am.

More contempts

Besanko J has imposed fines ranging from $25,000 to $2,000 on Bob Jane and his companies for contempt of TM infringement injunctions

Is there a case for fair use? Lessons from the US – Seminar

Monash is holding a seminar on fair use: ‘Is there a case for fair use? Lessons from the US’, with the lead presenter being Prof. Geoffrey Scott from Penn State’s School of Law. Date: 2 July 25 June at 5:15pm. (Lid dip: Gerard Dalton) Venue: Monash University Law Chambers, Melbourne. Details and registration via here.

A patents case goes to the High Court

The High Court has granted special leave to Aspen Pharma to appeal from the Full Federal Court’s decision to allow Lundbeck to apply to extend the term of its patent 10 years late. The High Court was not interested at all in the exercise of the discretion to allow a 10 year extension. the question is whether a power to extend time exists at all.