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
- 12 Dec 2017:
Concrete Mining Structures Pty Ltd v Cellcrete Australia Pty Ltd (No 3)  FCA 1483
PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE - application for summary judgment - whether cross-claimant has no reasonable prospect of successfully prosecuting the proceeding - whether there is any practical utility in continuing the proceeding - whether proceeding, if continued, would be properly constituted - whether cross-claimant has standing - application granted
Judge: Burley J
- 8 Dec 2017:
Chamberlain Group, Inc v Giant Alarm System Co, Ltd  FCA 1472
PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE - patent infringement proceedings - application for leave to serve originating application outside Australia under r 10.43 Federal Court Rules 2011 (Cth)
Judge: Yates J
- 7 Dec 2017:
Idenix Pharmaceuticals LLC v Gilead Sciences Pty Ltd  FCAFC 196
PATENTS - patent for pharmaceutical compound and method to treat hepatitis C virus - appeal against decision finding certain claims to be invalid - notice of contention - sufficiency - whether patent describes the invention fully - whether patent enables the skilled addressee to produce something within each claim without new inventions or…
Judge: Nicholas, Beach and Burley JJ
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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