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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”.

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

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