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Patent cases in the Federal Court

A statistical survey of patent litigation in the Federal Court of Australia

ESCO’s patent did not make a composite promise and so is not invalid afterall

ESCO has won its appeal from the ruling that its patent lacked utility because the claims did not fulfill all promised advantages. The Patent ESCO’s patent relates to a wear assembly for securing a wear member to excavating equipment. Think of it as a way of attaching “teeth” to an excavating bucket and for a design of the “teeth” themselves. There are 26 claims. Claim 1 (and its dependent claims)[1].. Read More

Pregabalin 2 – the invalidity appeal

In addition to clarifying infringement of method claims, the Full Court in Warner-Lambert (PregablinI also dismissed Apotex’ appeal against the findings that the Patent was fairly based and not invalidated by a false suggestion.

How you infringe a Swiss claim in Australia

The Full Court has upheld Nicholas J’s ruling that Apotex infringed the Swiss claims in Warner-Lambert’s pregabalin patent by making the product outside Australia and then threatening to import it into Australia for sale.

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

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