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AI inventorship knocked down in US
Insight 25 Jun 2020

Australia is yet to decide whether AI can be validly named as inventor on patent applications. However, given the EPO, UKIPO and now USPTO decisions relating to DABUS, it seems increasingly likely that legislative amendment will be needed to permit AI inventorship. ...

Upcoming review of Australia’s patents system
Insight 25 Jun 2020

The Australian Government has launched a review of the accessibility of patents for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs), which follows the phasing-out of the innovation patent system in Australia. ...

Lessons from the Australian Intellectual Property Report 2020
Insight 25 Jun 2020

The Office of the Chief Economist of IP Australia published its flagship annual publication, the Australian Intellectual Property Report 2020. The report identifies some key trends, which will assist businesses' understanding of current trends in IP filings in Australia. ...

Decision on Love is (up) in the Air
Insight 25 Jun 2020

Music duo Glass Candy and airline Air France were found to have infringed the copyright in the iconic 'Love is in the Air' with the songs 'Warm in the Winter' and 'France is in the Air'. With a number of issues unresolved, this remains a case to watch. ...

The PROOF is in the pudding? Using WIPO's new digital evidence tool to strengthen your IP rights
Insight 25 Jun 2020

WIPO PROOF - WIPO's new service can be used to prove the existence and contents of a digital file at a given time. ...

COVID-19™ – will coronavirus-related trade marks and patent pooling be part of the new normal?
Insight 25 Jun 2020

No COVID-19 related trade marks have yet been registered in Australia; however, several applications are pending, and at least one mark containing the word COVID has been accepted for registration. ...

Rokt unsuccessful in the Full Court
Insight 22 May 2020

The Full Court in Rokt Pte Ltd v Commissioner of Patents [2018] FCA 1988 reversed the decision of the trial judge, finding for the Commissioner of Patents that Rokt's digital advertising systems and methods invention does not constitute patentable subject matter. The decision further clarifies the patentability of computer-implemented inventions at Australian law. ...

IP reform update – demise of innovation patents, and government powers in a crisis
Insight 30 Apr 2020

The latest package of Australian IP law reform became law on 26 February 2020, when the Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Productivity Commission Response Part 2 and Other Measures) Act 2020 – part of the Federal Government's response to the Productivity Commission's 2016 report on IP arrangemen ...

Rocking the boat – Rockefeller sues co-creators of Broadway puppet show
Insight 30 Apr 2020

In the recent Federal Court decision of JWR Productions Australia Pty Ltd v Duncan-Watt (No 2) [2020] FCA 236, Justice Thawley dismissed the claims by producer Jonathan Rockefeller that two co-producers of his off-Broadway puppet show parody Thank You For Being a Friend had, among other things, enga ...

Federal Court closes the tap on Urban Ale trade mark
Insight 30 Apr 2020

In an attempt to sue La Sirène for trade mark infringement, Urban Alley Brewery lost the registration rights to its 'Urban Ale' trade mark, for lack of distinctiveness. We explore how attempting to enforce its trade mark registration rights backfired for Urban Alley. ...

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