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Mainly intellectual property (IP) issues Down Under

100 blogs about IP

Feedspot has posted a listing of 100 IP blogs from around the world.

US Supreme Court adopts international exhaustion for patents

The US Supreme Court has declared that an authorised sale of a patented product abroad exhausts the patentee’s rights over that product within the United States of America.

Not “hired to invent” so no entitlement – Merial v Intervet

Moshinsky J has rejected Intervet’s claim to entitlement to a patent application on the basis of the US “hired to invent” doctrine

Intellectual Property Laws Amendment Bill 2017 – exposure draft

An exposure draft of legislation to rationalise, simplify and de-anomalies Australia’s IP laws. And some other things.

Selected links from the last week (or so)

Here is a selection of links to IP-related matters I found interesting this week:

Logan J has ruled that documents prepared by a firm of trade mark attorneys in connection with a domain name arbitration are not covered by trade marks attorney privilege

Two points about exclusive licences of patents in Australia

The Full Court has accepted that an exclusive licensee can agree to acquire all its requirements of the licensed products from the patentee. A sub-licensee, however, is not an exclusive licensee.

The patent was not infringed

According to the traditional view, recently applied by Rares J, there would be no infringement in Australia in the circumstances outlined.

Selected links,from last week

Selected links from last week

Selected links from last (couple of) weeks

A selection of the links I found interesting over the last couple of weeks