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
- 19 Apr 2017:
Commonwealth of Australia v Sanofi (formerly Sanofi-Aventis)  FCA 382
CONTRACTS - settlement agreement including clause prohibiting certain parties thereto from voluntarily assisting or encouraging another litigant not a party to the settlement agreement by waiving any claim for legal professional privilege or releasing any third party from any obligation of confidence in respect of information relevant to the other …
Judge: Nicholas J
- 13 Apr 2017:
Warner-Lambert Company LLC v Apotex Pty Limited  FCAFC 58
PATENTS - whether primary judge erred in finding that an application for Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) listing is not an infringement of patent - whether an application for PBS listing constitutes an offer to supply and an exploitation of the claimed invention
Judge: Jagot, Yates and Burley JJ
- 13 Apr 2017:
Generate Group Pty Ltd v Sea-Tech Automation Pty Ltd  FCA 377
PRIVILEGE - privilege against self-incrimination - whether items produced were in the control of the first respondent when produced under a notice to produce to the first respondent - whether the production of items was in error - whether notice to produce and orders for access should be set aside - application dismissed
Judge: Jagot 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.
- 9 Sep 2016:
Recent developments in IP remedies
An edited version of speaking notes used in a presentation at the 30th Annual Conference of the Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand Inc held 9-11 September 2016 by Justice Yates.
- 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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