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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

Selected links from last week

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

Selected links from last week

In case you missed the: A selection of links I found interesting last week

Omnibus claims: substantially the same

In partly allowing Glaxo’s appeal, the Full Court (Allsop CJ, Yates and Robertson JJ) has ruled against an expansive interpretation of omnibus claims.

NZexit?

The Commerce Select committee of the NZ Parliament has recommended that NZ should continue with the proposed Single Application and Examination Processes for patent applications in both Australia and NZ. The committee, however, did support continuing with the single trans-Tasman patent attorney regime.

A cylinder by any other name (except basket)

Beach J has ruled that there is no warrant for interpreting “basket” in GSK’s patent to mean “cylinder”, with the consequence that the patent was neither infringed, nor invalid.

RPL Central also refused special leave

The High Court has also refused RPL Central special leave to appeal from the Full Court’s rejection of its attempt to patent a method and system for Automated Collection of Evidence of Skills and Knowledge.

Commonwealth can still sue on the undertaking as to damages

The High Court has refused Sanofi and Wyeth special leave to appeal the Commonwealth’s claims on the clopidogrel undertaking as to damages.

Productivity Commission reports on IP (in draft)

The Productivity Commission has released its draft report into Australia’s Intellectual Property Arrangements.