Cronk v Commissioner of Patents  FCA 37 Justice Robertson of the Federal Court of Australia has recently dismissed an appeal against the Commissioner of Patent's finding that key claims of a patent titled "A luminaire reflector locating arrangement" lacked inventive step.
Last year, we reported on the Law Commission’s consultation on the provisions surrounding ‘groundless’ threats of intellectual property (IP) infringement proceedings (or, to give them their slightly less proper but altogether easier label, the ‘groundless threats provisions’, or GTP).
At the core of the dispute in Japan, was the issue of whether Samsung, the proprietor of UMTS Standard Essential Patent JP4642898 could fully enforce its patent against rival Apple, in view of Samsung’s pledge to licence the patent on FRAND terms.
The Court of Appeal for England and Wales has ruled that an application for limitation of a patent under the European Patent Convention 2000, after a first-instance judgment revoking the patent but before the appeal in the matter has been heard, does not of itself render the appeal an abuse of process
By: Justin McNaughton Google has a fascinating report called the Transparency Report, where it provides statistics on the number of Copyright takedown notices it receives monthly. 8,000,000 a week is incredible. What is more incredible is the speed with which Google typically responds to take down infringing URLs.