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
- 13 Dec 2018:
Becton Dickinson Pty Ltd v B. Braun Melsungen AG (No 2)  FCA 1987
COSTS - percentage reduction of costs on account of successful party's lack of success on issue of inventive step
Judge: Nicholas J
- 12 Dec 2018:
Rokt Pte Ltd v Commissioner of Patents  FCA 1988
PATENTS - standard patent - digital advertising system and method - whether claim 1 of the application disclosed a manner of manufacture within the meaning of s 18(1)(a) of the Patents Act 1990 - whether invention lay in computerisation - whether a person skilled in the art was able to implement the patent based on the specification
Judge: Robertson J
- 11 Dec 2018:
Fairfax Media Publications Pty Limited v Network Ten Pty Limited  FCA 2003
TRADE MARKS - application for interim injunctive relief for alleged infringement of trade mark - undertaking proffered by respondent to cease use of the trade mark subsequent to hearing of the application - whether undertaking should be accepted - whether respondent should bear the applicant's costs
Judge: Yates 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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