IP Australia has published a report on patent pendency in Australia
The Court of Appeal has enforced an arbitration clause in a Subway franchise, barring the franchisees’ action in VCAT.
ACIP’s final report into Innovation Patents has been published.
Besanko J has imposed fines ranging from $25,000 to $2,000 on Bob Jane and his companies for contempt of TM infringement injunctions
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.
Perram J has awarded $10 nominal damages for trade mark infringement against each of Scadilone, White Heaven and Quality Kebabs, but $91,015 additional damages against Quality Kebabs.
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.
Plain Packaging: WTO dispute panel appointed
Jessup J has upheld the rejection of a patent for an auscultative method on grounds the claimed invention was insufficiently clearly disclosed.
The ACCC has sued Pfizer for alleged antitrust breaches by locking in Lipitor sales for 12 months after the patent expired