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 Jul 2019:
Davies v Lazer Safe Pty Ltd (No 2)  FCAFC 118
COSTS - costs following the event - appellants unsuccessful on appeal from patent infringement and respondent unsuccessful on cross-appeal on validity - whether to consider claim and cross-claim globally - appellants to pay the costs of the appeal and respondent to pay costs of the cross-appeal
Judge: Greenwood, White and Burley JJ
- 12 Jul 2019:
Merck KGaA v Merck Sharp Dohme Corp  FCA 1084
ESTOPPEL - issue estoppel - proper law of "co-existence" agreement - whether first respondent precluded from denying that agreement governed by German law - whether first respondent bound by issue estoppel arising out of proceedings between applicant and the first respondent in United Kingdom ("UK proceedings") in which it was found that the…
Judge: Nicholas J
- 5 Jul 2019:
Calidad Pty Ltd v Seiko Epson Corporation  FCAFC 115
PATENTS - pellants/cross-respondents ("Calidad") importers and sellers of printer cartridges modified or "repurposed" by a third party - first respondent - first cross-appellant ("Seiko Epson") the patentee of two patents in suit said to have been infringed by Calidad's conduct - consideration of the doctrine of implied licence - consideration of…
Judge: Greenwood, Jagot and Yates JJ
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.
- 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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