Aristocrat hits the jackpot as electronic gaming machine found patentable

Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Limited v Commissioner of Patents [2020] FCA 778   Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Limited (ATA) appealed to the Federal Court from an Australian Patent Office decision that four of its innovation patents (the Patents) for electronic gaming machines (EGMs) should be revoked to failing to define patentable subject matter.  The Federal

User principle confirmed for assessing damages in passing-off cases

In Winnebago Industries Inc v Knott Investments Pty Ltd (No 4) ([2015] FCA 1327, December 2 2015), Yates J of the Federal Court of Australia has handed down its decision regarding damages in the long-running dispute between Winnebago Industries Inc (Winnebago US) and Knott Investments Pty Ltd. By way of background, in the first instance