Isolated nucleic acids now patentable in Australia

The Full Federal Court has unanimously confirmed that isolated nucleic acids, either DNA or RNA, are patentable in Australia. By ADAM DENLEY, TOM GUMLEY, CHELSEA…

Patent trolls: what you need to know

In 2013, 2 million patents were filed worldwide. US tech companies defending against patent trolls spent $29 billion in litigation costs for 5842 lawsuits in…

Telstra’s yellow monopoly aspirations given a red light by the Federal Court

On 11 April 2014, Justice Murphy delivered his judgment granting two appeals filed against decisions of Delegates of the Registrar of Trade Marks which had…

Theft or inspiration? Clear findings on copyright infringement

If the starting point for a designer is another designer’s work, it is a large hurdle for the defendant to prove there has not been…