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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:

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Latest Judgments

  • 21 Mar 2017: Pfizer Ireland Pharmaceuticals v Samsung Bioepis AU Pty Ltd [2017] FCA 285
    PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE - application for preliminary discovery - whether prospective applicant held reasonable belief of its right to obtain relief for patent infringement - whether additional requirements of r 7.23(1) of the Federal Court Rules 2011 (Cth) were satisfied - whether discretion under r 7.23(2) should be exercised - application…
    Judge: Burley J
  • 20 Mar 2017: Voxson Pty Ltd v Telstra Corporation Limited (No 7) [2017] FCA 267
    PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE - whether pleading can be amended under the Federal Court Rules 2011 (Cth) to add a statute barred cause of action - whether new claim for relief arose out of the same facts or substantially the same facts - whether amendment operates from date of commencement of proceeding or date of order allowing amendment
    Judge: Perram J
  • 17 Mar 2017: Dincel Construction System Pty Limited v AFS Systems Pty Ltd [2017] FCA 262
    PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE - alleged patent infringement - whether interlocutory injunction should be granted in favour of exclusive licensee - whether applicant has established prima facie case for final relief - whether balance of convenience favours grant of interlocutory relief PATENTS - claim construction - whether applicant established prima…
    Judge: Nicholas J

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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:
  • Form 92 - Notice of appeal (intellectual property)
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