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 2018:
Seiko Epson Corporation v Calidad Pty Ltd  FCA 104
COSTS - form of declaratory relief - whether general award or issues based approach is best method - award of costs according to success on separate grounds - appropriate apportionment
Judge: Burley J
- 9 Feb 2018:
Meat & Livestock Australia Limited v Cargill, Inc  FCA 51
PATENTS - bovine genome - bovine DNA - single nucleotide polymorphisms - molecular genetics - quantitative genetics - inferring or identifying phenotype from genotype - methods to identify or infer quantitative traits by use of specified and non-specified single nucleotide polymorphisms - selection of number of polymorphisms - selection of number…
Judge: Beach J
- 5 Feb 2018:
InterPharma Pty Ltd v Hospira, Inc (No 4)  FCA 45
COSTS - costs of interlocutory injunction application - costs of interim injunction application - costs of interlocutory application to discharge interim injunction.
Judge: Kenny 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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