Mainly intellectual property (IP) issues Down Under

Productivity Commission intellectual property arrangements

Part 1 of my article on the Productivity Commission’s Final Report on Intellectual Property Arrangements has been belatedly published in the Australian Intellectual Property Law Bulletin: (2018) Vol. 30 No. 10 p. 210.

Confidentiality orders in court proceedings

Perram J has granted orders preserving the confidentiality of contractual arrangements in digital mobile telephony, limited for 3 years.

IP Amendment (Productivity Commission Part 1 …) Bill – exposure draft

First round of legislation to implement the Productivity Commission’s recommendations released for comment

AIPPI Sydney 2017 – Day 3: patents, copyright and …

Patents involving medical devices, the technical problem and injunctions against innovators; intermediary copyright liability

AIPPI Sydney 3 – sufficiency

AIPPI Sydney: the sufficiency requirement in patents and IP and competition

AIPPI Sydney

AIPPI Congress in Sydney

Government consultation papers on patent and trade marks

IP Australia has published 5 consultation papers on how to implement some of the Productivity Commission’s recommendations accepted by the Government

Government response to Productivity Commission IP report

The Commonwealth government has published its response to the Productivity Commission’s Final Report into Intellectual Property Arrangements

No damages for unjustified threats

Following on from the Full Court’s warnings in Australian Mud Company v Coretell, Dowsett J has now dismissed Morellini’s claim for damages for unjustified threats.

Widespread dissatisfaction in US with Supreme Court’s patentable subject matter tests

The USPTO has published a report on its public review of the rules patent eligible subject matter under US law – what we would call a “manner of manufacture”.

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