Product Management Group (PMG) has lost its appeal from Middleton J’s finding that it infringed Blue Gentian’s innovation patents for a self extending/collapsing garden hose. The appeal seems like a fairly straightforward application of construction principles and demonstrates, yet again, how slender an innovation need be to secure a monopoly for eight years. There may, however, be a question for the future whether or not the “substantial contribution” to the.. Read More
The Full Federal Court has held that the (+) enantiomer of citalopram is itself a pharmaceutical substance per se and so eligible for term extension
Minister announce Productivity Commission to review Australia’s IP laws
IP Australia issues consultation paper on ACIP’s report into the innovation patent system
IP Australia has released the Australian Intellectual Property Report 2015, with statistics on IP filings and grants and trends.
Beach J accepted that springboard injunctions are available for patent infringement, but refused the grant on the facts.
Flick J rules that Pfizer did not breach antitrust rules by trying to maintain sales of Lipitor after it came off patent.
MPEG LA licensed 3 groups of patents to Regency Media for the production of dvdd. After some, but not all, expired, Regency sought to exercise its rights under s 145 of the Patents Act 1990 to terminate ….
Transition period to register security interest claims over IP expires on 31 January 2014
IP Australia has released a consultation paper, with draft exposure legislation, for an Intellectual Property Laws Amendment Bill 2014. Comments by 7 Feb 2014.