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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).
By Sally J. Davis, Michael Caine, Alex Tzanidis
The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has recently announced changes to the biologicals regulatory framework to introduce regulatory requirements around autologous human cell...
By Marion Heathcote, Anna Harley
In MoroccanOil Israel Ltd v Aldi Foods Pty Ltd [2017] FCA 823, Justice Katzmann found that the key packaging features which precluded a finding of passing off did not protect it from alternate ACL actions.
By Ramon Tozer, Dario Buso
In an opposition decision handed down on 16 January 2018, the Patent Office refused to allow a claim amendment that proposed to narrow the scope of a composition feature in a process...
By Nik Ramchand
The applicant only needed to show that it would discourage users from accessing the relevant website.
By Suzy Roessel
This case provides a useful guide regarding the level of scientific support required to make a legally acceptable representation regarding the performance of a product in comparison to a competitor's product.
By Ian Pascarl, Aaron Yates
In a judgment handed down on 18 December 2017, Justice Beach of the Federal Court of Australia has questioned the appropriateness of a patent challenger obtaining broad discovery...