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Significant Changes to the Privacy Act - Is Your Business Ready?
A number of significant changes to the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) will come into force on 12 March 2014.
Australia
11 Feb 2014
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Are you ready for a data request deluge?
Upon request, large Australian businesses have an obligation to tell a customer exactly what data is held on them.
Australia
9 Feb 2014
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Is your IP Address Personal Information?
One confusing area in the revised Privacy Act is defining what is considered 'Personally Identifiable Information'.
Australia
9 Feb 2014
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New Australian mandatory data breach law introduced to Parliament: more changes to privacy law
Mandatory data breach law adds to the privacy law businesses must comply withh
Australia
5 Jun 2013
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New Privacy Legislation set to take effect in 2014
All businesses dealing with personal information in Australia or from Australians must review their privacy procedures.
Australia
5 Dec 2012
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Not All Protection Is Equal - Beware IP-Related Scams
Recently, there has been an increase in so-called "scams" involving apparent IP-related companies sending misleading letters to applicants and owners of IP rights in an attempt to extract money from those persons. A number of official intellectual property organisations, including the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), have recognised this issue and distributed warnings against these scams.
Australia
11 Nov 2010
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Registered Designs Put to Bed
In the recent decision of Chiropedic Bedding Pty Ltd v Radburg Pty Ltd [2009] FCA 1163, in which a design for a bedding ensemble comprising a mattress and base was found to be valid and infringed, the Federal Court of Australia considered some key issues relating to the assessment of validity and infringement of registered designs. More particularly, it focused on the effect of identifying novel features in the design application.
Australia
24 Dec 2009
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Software and Business Methods in the US: Updated Guidelines for Determining Patentability
In the US, the law is in a state of flux in relation to precisely what constitutes patentable subject matter, particularly in terms of business methods, software, and the like. Users of the patent system find themselves caught in an uncomfortable fix between a controversial Federal Court decision, and what is expected to be a landmark Supreme Court judgement sometime next year. In an attempt to create stability during this unusual period, the USPTO has issued a new set of guidelines to Examiners
Australia
24 Dec 2009
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Privacy Reform On The Horizon
In an August 2008 address to the National Press Club, retiring High Court Chief Justice Murray Gleeson commented that although he had previously considered certain things to be self-evidently private, he was no longer sure. His Honour stated "when you look at the kind of information people publish about themselves, it makes you wonder."
Australia
10 Dec 2008
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Warning! Unsolicitied IP Services
Occasionally our clients receive unsolicited correspondence from companies offering IP protection or promotion services. As a rule of thumb, letters from unfamiliar organisations, especially letters requesting payment for unsolicited services, should be treated with caution.
Australia
25 Jan 2007
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The Description-Claims Relationship - "A Fair Balance?"
A fundamental justification of the patent system is the "exchange-for-secrets" thesis, whereby a temporary monopoly is granted for a patentable invention in exchange for a disclosure of the invention to the public. Therefore, the manner in which the relationship between the description and the claims is validated is crucial in ascertaining the abstract fairness or equity of the monopoly sought.
Australia
20 Sep 2006
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