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By Nik Ramchand
On 20 August 2018, the Australian Patent Office gave Apple Inc. another chance to patent a fancy way of displaying time on iPad, iPhone and Apple Watch devices.
By Tania Uren, Gavin Recchia
In a much welcomed sign for researchers, companies and investors alike in the field of nucleic acid-based therapeutics, on 10 August 2018 the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved
By Nicholas Butera, Nick Holmes
In an interesting and long-anticipated decision, the Federal Court has ordered the partial cancellation of registrations for the trade marks DUNLOP and (DUNLOP/FLYING D Marks)
By Gordon Hughes, Andrew Sutherland
"Sabacc" is a fictional card game in the Star Wars universe. In the most recent Star Wars film, a young Han Solo wins the Millennium Falcon during a game of Sabacc.
By Mattia Pagani, Chris J. Carter
In April 2018, the Australian Patent Office held the hearing of BGC Partners Inc [2018] APO 27, in which it refused a patent application in the area of financial trading for failing to claim patentable subject matter.
By Gordon Hughes, Andrew Sutherland
Key developments in the area of Technology, Media and Telecommunications over the past two months are summarised below.
By Angela McDonald, Nik Ramchand
In April and June 2018, the Federal Court of Australia ordered Australian ISPs to block access to an additional 40+ websites including those used in connection with the subscription streaming app "HD Subs".
By Gordon Hughes, Lachlan Sadler
The Australian Federal Government's controversial ipso facto stay regime took effect on 1 July 2018.
By Gordon Hughes, Andrew Sutherland
The European Union General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR") came into effect on 25 May 2018.
By John Hannebery, Elizabeth Godfrey, Grace O'Connor
Justice Burley of the Federal Court of Australia has handed down his decision in Bohemia Crystal Pty Ltd v Host Corporation Pty Ltd [2018] FCA 235.
By Kristy Tan, Ross Clark
A recent Australian Patent Office decision found a claimed invention relating to a method of determining an optimum Quality Control Strategy to result in an artificial effect ...
By Amanda Lee, Michael Caine
With the introduction of the New Zealand Patents Act 2013, New Zealand Examiners adopted a strict approach to the assessment of amendments ...
By Sally J. Davis, Alex Tzanidis, Darron Saltzman
Over the past 12 months, approximately 24 countries have either legalised or commenced the legalisation process for medicinal cannabis.
By Sam Mickan, Mattia Pagani
In Encompass Corporation Pty Ltd v InfoTrack Pty Ltd [2018] FCA 421, Justice Perram of the Federal Court of Australia found two innovation patents to be invalid for not involving a manner of manufacture...
By Jie An Yang, Desmond Tan
In a previous proceeding which we reported in our article, Lee Tat Cheng (Lee) sued Maka GPS Technologies (Maka) for infringement of Singapore Patent No. 87795 (Patent).