UWA’s special leave application refused this morning

The University of Western Australia’s application for special leave to appeal was heard in Sydney this morning and early reports are saying that the High Court has refused special leave.

In an earlier post we reported that UWA had applied to the High Court for special leave to appeal the decision of the Full Federal Court in University of Western Australia v Gray [2009] FCAFC 116.  The Full Court’s decision rejected UWA’s claims that it owned the IP generated by a former employee, Dr Gray.  Our alert on this decision can be found here.

More to follow soon!

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James Ellsmore
James is a senior associate with King & Wood Mallesons' Intellectual Property team in Sydney. James assists clients to resolve intellectual property disputes, with a particular focus on patents, pharmaceuticals and the life sciences. He has acted for a variety of clients in matters concerning patent infringement and revocation proceedings in the Federal Court of Australia, patent opposition proceedings before the Commissioner of Patents, and matters arising from patent licence and technology agreements. James also has experience in the preparation of commercial, R&D and IP agreements for leading universities, research organisations and pharmaceutical companies. He also advises clients on regulatory issues affecting clients in the industrials, consumer and health sectors.
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