IPwars included in Feedspot’s Top 25 Australian law blogs and websites for Australian lawyers.
Feedspot has posted a listing of 100 IP blogs from around the world.
The Productivity Commission has released an issues paper for its inquiry into Intellectual Property Arrangements.
Transition period to register security interest claims over IP expires on 31 January 2014
Last week, the 5th Francis Gurry Lecture at the University of Melbourne was given by Dr Francis Gurry, the Director-General of WIPO (and so the highest ranking Australian official in UN organisations), himself. The topic “Re-thinking the Role of IP’.
Separovic Injury Lawyers in Perth have compiled an interesring list of Australian legal blogs. Law Geek DownUnder provides useful summaries about the issues in upcoming High Court cases and, when they’re handed down, what they decided. In the past Stephen Warne has explained why all lawyers should have top up professional indemnity insurance (although apparently it does not help solicitors quite as much as it should(?)). I shall have to.. Read More
Last year, IPwars reported on Hammerschlag J’s ruling that arbitrators under the Commercial Arbitration Acts 1984 (here and here (repealed and replaced by a 2010 Act)e.g.) can settle disputes about (1) the ownership of improvements under a technology licence agreement and (2) the licence fees payable if the technology be exploited in various ways in the future. The arbitrator has now made an award finding that the patents owned by Lloyd.. Read More
Professors Megan Richardson and Andrew Kenyon and Vicki Huang edit a new online publication “The Fortnightly Review of IP and Media Law”. So far, it is up to issue #7 and features, amongst other things, a good debate in which Ass Prof. David Brennan responds to Dr Cannold and Prof Palumbi’s opinion piece in the Age on Gene Patenting. Dr Cannold and Prof Palumbi get to reply. Check it out.. Read More
Following in the footsteps of Marty Schwimmer and Dennis Kennedy, I shall try a weekly post aggregating selected IP “tweets”. If you’re keen on greater currency, my tweets also show up as they’re made in a side bar on the website. RT @priorsmart: RT @ernestgrumbles Is the Fed. Circuit pro-patent? Maybe Not http://bit.ly/Kd9gR (empirical study of decisions) RT @dhowell: RT @entlawupdate How the RealDVD ruling could reshape copyright law http://bit.ly/2sud8B.. Read More
IP Australia has a policy if you have missed, or are about to miss, a deadline because of The Bushfires. (Un)Official Notice – at the time of writing (it may be fixed by the time you’re reading) the link to the Official Notices doesn’t take you to anything specific.