Review of the Innovation Patent System Final Report

The Australian Government Advisory Council on Intellectual Property (“ACIP”) has recently recommended several changes to the innovation patent system in Australia. The key recommendations include raising the threshold for “innovative step”; excluding processes from patentability as innovation patents; examination and certification being a precondition to using the term “patent”; and requiring examination to be requested read more...
Subjects: Patents

US Supreme Court rules Aereo TV streaming service infringes copyright

By Ian Ranson and Anna Spies On Wednesday 25 June 2014, the Supreme Court of the United States handed down a greatly anticipated copyright decision. In a 6-3 decision, the Court found that the Aereo TV service, which allows subscribers to stream free-to-air television broadcasts over the internet, infringed copyright in television programs. In commentary read more...
Subjects: Copyright


US Net Neutrality Overturned: the recent Court of Appeals decision and what it means for Australia

The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Colombia Circuit (“Court of Appeals”) ruled on Tuesday 14 January 2013 that the US Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) rules on net neutrality are invalid.  The decision has again stirred the debate as to whether Australia should regulate for net neutrality. Net neutrality Net neutrality is read more...
Subjects: Technology