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On Monday, Justice Bennett held that Zetco’s patent for hot water heater valves was valid, and infringed by Austworld Commodities.
The decision provides useful guidance on what is necessary for an anticipating disclosure. At paragraph 93, her Honour notes that:
Buying into clean energy solutions is confusing enough from a technology and regulatory point of view but with choices from SOLAR PROSPECT, SOLAR FRONTIER, SOLARPLUS, SOLAR@WORK, eSOLAR, SOLAR RESERVE, FIRST SOLAR, SKYLINE SOLAR, BIG SKY SOLAR, SKYPOWER, JA SOLAR, BP SOLAR and TRINA SOLAR etc where do you start and who does what?!
The increase in “green” marketing claims has continued in recent years across a range of products, from office supplies to household goods and even food. The heightened concern of consumers about the environment and sustainability has brought these issues to the front of companies’ minds as they seek to advertise and differentiate their products and services. To put this in context, a May 2008 CHOICE survey of 1