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 Jan 2018:
Boomerang Investments Pty Ltd v Padgett  FCA 4
PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE - application for leave to serve originating application and amended statement of claim outside jurisdiction
Judge: Perram J
- 11 Jan 2018:
Axent Holdings Pty Ltd v Compusign Australia Pty Ltd (No 3)  FCA 6
COSTS - whether costs should be paid forthwith assessed on a lump sum basis - no occasion to depart from the ordinary positon in Rule 40.13 Federal Court Rules
Judge: Kenny J
- 22 Dec 2017:
AAP Industries Pty Ltd v Han's Pipe Fittings Co Ltd  FCA 1619
PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE - application for leave to serve originating application outside jurisdiction - application for anti-anti-suit injunction
Judge: Perram 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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