IP Update – September 2012 Issue 17

IP Update – September 2012 Issue 17

IP Update – September 2012 Issue 17

Fundamental issues in patents, trade marks and copyright law are explored in our Case Studies this quarter.
Two cases concern expert evidence and patent claim construction, and another addresses when an inherent disclosure deprives an invention of novelty. 

On trade marks, the nature of infringing use is explained, and the concept of use with consent is explored.  A related concept in copyright – implied licence – is considered, and we look at who has responsibility for user-generated social media content.

Our Practice Updates describe the current Australian reviews of exceptions to copyright and of compulsory licensing of patents.  We also explain how to prepare for the America Invents Act and the significance of the U.S. Prometheus decision.

In this Issue

Insight

Case Studies

Practice Updates

Office Information