The distinction between repair and re-making: The Full Court clarifies the law on refurbishing a patented product

This important decision by the Full Court of the Federal Court in Calidad Pty Ltd v Seiko Epson Corporation [2019] FCAFC 115 clarifies the position on an area of law that, surprisingly, is still developing in Australia, namely the scope of the implied licence issuing from the sale of a patented product.   Re-manufacturers that

ISP forced to hand over details of online pirates

In a first for Australia, a copyright owner has been successful in forcing an internet service provider (ISP) to hand over the contact details of internet account holders of about 4,700 IP addresses that have been identified as having been used to download pirate versions of the movie Dallas Buyers Club.   In Dallas Buyers Club LLC v iiNet Limited [2015] FCA 317,

MegaUpload – four NZ residents arrested in US copyright infringement case

Late last week four people were arrested in Auckland for extradition to the United States as part of international copyright infringement proceedings brought by the United States Government in what they describe as “among the largest criminal copyright cases ever brought by the Unites States”. The case according to the US Justice Department “directly targets