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
- 21 Feb 2019:
Re.Group Pty Ltd v Kazal (No 6)  FCA 168
COSTS - application for review of determination of registrar - whether lump sum costs determined by registrar should be reduced - where lump sum ordered by Court to be determined by registrar
Judge: Perram J
- 19 Feb 2019:
Neurim Pharmaceuticals (1991) Ltd v Generic Partners Pty Ltd (No 2)  FCA 154
PATENTS - application by patentee to amend patent pursuant to s 105(1) of the Patents Act 1990 (Cth) - discretion - relevant considerations - where following grant patentee made amendments to claims of patent applications in other jurisdictions - relevance of such amendments - whether patentee knew or ought reasonably to have known that there was…
Judge: Nicholas J
- 11 Feb 2019:
GM Global Technology Operations LLC v S.S.S. Auto Parts Pty Ltd  FCA 97
DESIGNS - importing, keeping for sale, offering to sell and selling replica parts for motor vehicles which embody designs that are identical to or substantially similar in overall impression to registered designs - claim for design infringement and the operation of the repair defence pursuant to s 72 of the Designs Act 2003 (Cth) - attribution of…
Judge: Burley J
Latest Speeches & Papers
- 1 Mar 2018:
Ongoing patent infringement: Is injunctive relief an inevitable outcome? (Abstract)
Presented at the Journal of Equity Conference on 1 March 2018; published in the Journal of Equity in November 2018.
- 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.
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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