About this NPA
The Intellectual Property National Practice Area (NPA) covers disputes concerning matters such as patents, trade marks, copyright, designs, circuit layouts, plant breeder's rights and appeals from the Commissioner of Patents or Registrar of Trade Marks.
The Intellectual Property NPA consists of three Sub-areas:More on this NPA
- 16 Feb 2017:
Zuru Ltd v Brand Developers Aust Pty Ltd  FCA 107
PATENTS - infringement application in relation to Australian patent No 2015101248 - cross-claim for invalidity - interlocutory application to amend particulars of invalidity - whether leave to amend should be granted on condition relating to a pending application in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) to review a decision by a delegate of…
Judge: Robertson J
- 15 Feb 2017:
Apotex Pty Ltd v Warner-Lambert Company LLC (No 3)  FCA 94
PATENTS - where suppliers of generic pharmaceutical products found to have threatened to infringe patent - form of injunctive relief - whether injunction should be granted restraining generic suppliers from applying for listing of their products on the Schedule of Pharmaceutical Benefits - whether by applying for such listing suppliers would be…
Judge: Nicholas J
- 10 Feb 2017:
IPC Global Pty Ltd v Pavetest Pty Ltd (No 3)  FCA 82
COPYRIGHT - infringement - literary work - computer program - software for materials testing equipment - where executives of applicant resigned and established rival company - where one of the executives retained copy of applicant's source code - where executive copied that source code onto computer provided to rival company's computer programmer…
Judge: Moshinsky J
Latest Speeches & Papers
- 19 Oct 2016:
The nature and function of intellectual property: lessons from Down Under
Presented at the Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand Inc by Justice Edelman.
- 23 Oct 2014:
Random observations of a Southern Judge or what does sports law have in common with patent law?
Presented at the IPSANZ Dinner, Brisbane.
Form & Rules
The key forms and rules for commencing proceedings in this NPA are:
- Commencing patents, trade marks or copyright proceedings:
- Commencing appeals from the Commissioner of Patents or Registrar of Trade Marks:
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