Cases

Patentology regularly reviews, comments on, and references relevant decisions of the courts.

This page provides an index to decisions to which Patentology postings have referred.  Use your browser's "find" function to search within this page for specific cases by name or legal citation.

Decisions/Transcripts of the High Court of Australia

Case name
Citation
Posts
Richard Bass Pty Ltd & Anor v Seafood Innovations Pty Ltd

Decisions of the Federal Court of Australia - Full Court

Case name
Citation
Posts
H Lundbeck A/S v Alphapharm Pty Ltd
University of Western Australia v Gray
Bitech Engineering v Garth Living Pty Ltd
Les Laboratoires Servier v Apotex Pty Limited
Seafood Innovations Pty Ltd v Richard Bass Pty Ltd
[2011] FCAFC 83 1 July 2011
Kimberly-Clark Australia Pty Ltd v Multigate Medical Products Pty Ltd
[2011] FCAFC 86 14 July 2011
Australian Mud Company Pty Ltd v Coretell Pty Ltd
[2011] FCAFC 121 26 September 2011
Sigma Pharmaceuticals (Australia) Pty Ltd v Wyeth
[2011] FCAFC 132 12 November 2011
Samsung Electronics Co. Limited v Apple Inc.
[2011] FCAFC 156 2 December 2011
Elders Rural Services Australia Limited v Registrar of Plant Breeder's Rights
[2012] FCAFC 14 3 March 2012
Apotex Pty Ltd v Sanofi-Aventis Australia Pty Ltd (No 2)
[2012] FCAFC 102 22 July 2012

Decisions of the Federal Court of Australia

Case name
Citation
Posts
Apotex Pty Ltd v Les Laboratoires Servier (No 2)
Bitech Engineering v Garth Living Pty Ltd
Zetco Pty Ltd v Austworld Commodities Pty Ltd
Arbitron v Telecontrol Aktiengesellschaft
Delnorth Pty Ltd v Dura-Post (Aust) Pty Ltd (Administrator Appointed)
H Bion Inc v Commissioner of Patents
CSL Limited v Novo Nordisk Pharmaceuticals Pty Ltd
Seafood Innovations Pty Ltd v Richard Bass Pty Ltd
Courier Pete Pty Ltd v Metroll Queensland Pty Ltd
Hunter Douglas Inc v MarketMakers (Aust) Pty Ltd
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company v Apotex Pty Ltd
Abbott GMBH & Co. KG v Apotex Pty Ltd (No 2)
Expo-Net Danmark A/S v Buono-Net Australia Pty Ltd
Law v Razer Industries Pty Limited
Sigma Pharmaceuticals (Australia) Pty Ltd v Wyeth Australia Pty Ltd
CSL Limited v Novo Nordisk Pharmaceuticals Pty Ltd (No 2)
Kimberly-Clark Australia Pty Limited v Multigate Medical Products Pty Limited
Aspirating IP Limited v Vision Systems Limited
Interpharma Pty Ltd v Aventis Pharma SA
[2011] FCA 32 3 October 2011
Australian Mud Company Pty Ltd v Coretell Pty Ltd
Albany Molecular Research Inc v Alphapharm Pty Ltd
Elders Rural Services Australia Limited v Registrar of Plant Breeder's Rights
Danisco A/S v Novozymes A/S (No 2)
Huawei Technologies Company Ltd v Al Amri
[2011] FCA 503 12 June 2011
Siemens Water Technologies Corp v GE Betz Pty Ltd
[2011] FCA 641 12 June 2011
GM Holden Ltd v Paine
[2011] FCA 569 18 June 2011
VIP Plastic Packaging Pty Ltd v B.M.W. Plastics Pty Ltd
[2011] FCA 660 21 June 2011
Expo-Net Danmark A/S v Buono-Net Australia Pty Ltd (No 2)
[2011] FCA 710 8 July 2011
SNF (Australia) Pty Ltd v Ciba Speciality Chemicals Water Treatments Limited
[2011] FCA 452 22 July 2011
Sanofi-Aventis Australia Pty Ltd v Apotex Pty Ltd (No 3)
[2011] FCA 846 2 August 2011
22 July 2012
Apple Inc. v Samsung Electronics Co. Limited
[2011] FCA 1164 14 October 2011
DSI Australia (Holdings) Pty Ltd v Garford Pty Ltd
[2011] FCA 1411 15 December 2011
Abrahams v Biggs
[2011] FCA 1475 4 January 2012
Apotex Pty Ltd v AstraZeneca AB
[2011] FCA 1520 8 March 2012
27 May 2012
Apotex Pty Ltd v AstraZeneca AB (No 2)
[2012] FCA 142 12 March 2012
27 May 2012
Watson Pharma Pty Ltd v AstraZeneca AB
[2012] FCA 200 12 March 2012
27 May 2012
Jonker v Platform Solutions Pty Ltd
[2012] FCA 237 31 March 2012
Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd v Generic Health Pty Ltd
[2012] FCA 239 28 March 2012
Apotex Pty Ltd v AstraZeneca AB (No 3)
[2012] FCA 265 27 May 2012
Britax Childcare Pty Ltd v Infa-Secure Pty Ltd
[2012] FCA 467 12 May 2012
Generic Health Pty Ltd v Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co Ltd
[2012] FCA 412 10 June 2012
Scott v Icon Plastics Pty Ltd
[2012] FCA 428 24 June 2012
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp v Apotex Pty Ltd
[2012] FCA 928 7 September 2012
Britax Childcare Pty Ltd v Infa-Secure Pty Ltd [No 2]
[2012] FCA 1018 21 September 2012
Britax Childcare Pty Ltd v Infa-Secure Pty Ltd [No 3]
[2012] FCA 1019 30 September 2012
Bradken Resources Pty Ltd v Lynx Engineering Consultants Pty Ltd
[2012] FCA 944 7 October 2012
Apple Inc. v Samsung Electronics Co. Limited (No 2)
[2012] FCA 1358 24 December 2012

Decisions of Other Australian Courts

Case name
Citation
Posts
Polyaire Pty Ltd v K-Aire Pty Ltd & Ors

Decisions of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal of Australia

Case name
Citation
Posts
Aspen Pharma Pty Ltd and Commissioner of Patents
Preference Manufacturing (Aust) Pty Ltd and Commissioner of Patents and Breezway Australia (Holdings) Pty Ltd (Joined Party)
[2012] AATA 393 19 July 2012
Aspen Pharma Pty Ltd and Ors and Commissioner of Patents and H Lundbeck (Joined Party)
[2012] AATA 851 6 December 2012

Decisions of the Australian Patent Office and Designs Office

Case name
Citation
Posts
HRC Project Design Pty Ltd v Orford Pty Ltd
Invention Pathways Pty Ltd
David Leigh Wake v Cavitus Pty Ltd
David Leigh Wake v Soniclean Pty Ltd
Razer Industries Pty Ltd v Robert R. Law
Sang Bong Lee v Komipharm International Co., Ltd
Spiral Tube Makers Pty Ltd v PIHA Pty Ltd
Google Inc. v David Brian Webber
Memcor Australia Pty Ltd v GE BetzDearborn Canada Company
Memcor Australia Pty Ltd v GE BetzDearborn Canada Company
Wyeth v The Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology
Iowa Lottery
Genentech, Inc
Research Affiliates, LLC.
[2010] APO 31 28 December 2011
First Principles, Inc.
Senomyx, Inc
Qualcomm Incorporated
McNeill-PPC, Inc.
Scott Laboratories, Inc.
Schering Corporation
E.I. De Pont De Nemours and Company
John Crampton
The Proctor & Gamble Company
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Yale Unidersity and Ikara Holdings, Inc.
Biogen Idec, Inc
Rubicon Forests Holdings Limited and ArborGen LLC
Institut Pasteur and Institut Pasteur de Tunis
Auckland Uniservices Limited
Bionomics Limited 
Christopher Gary Parmenter
Telstra Corporation Limited v Amazon.com, Inc.
Woven Image Pty Limited v Autex Industries Limited
[2011] APO 29 15 May 2011
Visa Inc. v CardinalCommerce Corporation
28 May 2011
Societe des Produits Nestle S.A v Cadbury Holdings Limited
5 June 2011
Aphapharm Pty Limted & Ors v H Lundbeck A/S
5 June 2011
Kmart Australia Limited v Joseph Joseph Limited
[2011] ADO 2 10 June 2011
Celgene Corporation
[2011] APO 37 13 June 2011
Carol Almond-Martin v Novo Nordisk Health Care AG
[2011] APO 42 26 June 2011
Myall Australia Pty Ltd v RPL Central Pty Ltd
[2011] APO48 12 July 2011
Robert Dommett v Zebra Research Pty Ltd
[2011] APO 53 24 July 2011
Delnorth Pty Ltd
[2011] APO 55 29 July 2011
Discovery Holdings Limited
[2011] APO 56 13 August 2011
Network Solutions, LLC
[2011] APO 65 23 August 2011
TransLang Technology Ltd v Twister B.V.
[2011] APO 70 24 October 2011
Abbott Medical Optics, Inc v Alcon Laboratories, Inc
[2011] APO 79 27 October 2011
The Children's Medical Center Corporation
[2011] APO 80 22 October 2011
Jumbo Interactive Ltd & New South Wales Lotteries Corp v Elot, Inc.
[2011] APO 82 1 November 2011
Laurence Clifford Scott v Icon Plastics Pty Ltd
[2011] APO 84 13 November 2011
The Royal Children’s Hospital v Robert Alexander
[2011] APO 94 20 November 2011
Research Affiliates, LLC
[2011] APO 101 28 December 2011
Sheng-Ping Fang
[2011] APO 102 29 January 2012
Celgene Corporation
[2012] APO 12 26 January 2012
Paul Andrew Cronk
[2012] APO 28 7 May 2012
Alcon Research, Ltd v Sylentis S.A.U.
[2012] APO 55 17 June 2012
BHP Billiton Worsley Alumina Pty Ltd v Alcoa of Australia Limited
[2012] APO 60 17 June 2012
Gallus Ferd, Ruesch AG v Strork Prints B.V.
[2012] APO 46 17 June 2012
Neste Oil Oyj v BP International Limited 
[2012] APO 20 17 June 2012
BP International Limited v Neste Oil Oyj 
[2012] APO 40 17 June 2012
Celgene Corporation
[2012] APO 71 1 July 2012
Alza Corporation
[2012] APO 70 21 August 2102

Decisions of the New Zealand Court of Appeal

Case name
Citation
Posts
Hammar Maskin AB & Ors v Steelbro New Zealand Limited

Decisions of the New Zealand High Court

Case name
Citation
Posts
Aventis Pharma SA v Pharmaco (NZ) Ltd 
The Baby Hammock Co Limited v AJ Park Law
[2011] NZHC 686 31 July 2011
Stewart v Franmara Inc
[2012] NZHC 683 28 September 2012
Stewart v Franmara Inc no.2
[2012] NZHC 1771 28 September 2012

Decisions of the New Zealand Patent Office

Case name
Citation
Posts
Merial Limited
Foot Steps Orthotics Pty Limited v Foot Science International Limited
Baxter Healthcare SA
American Aerogel Corporation 

Decisions of the Supreme Court of the United States

Case name
Citation
Posts
Bilski v Kappos
_ US _ (No. 08-964)

Decisions of the United States Court of Appeal for the Federal Circuit

Case name
Citation
Posts
Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical, Inc. v. Lupin Pharmaceuticals, Inc
_ CAFC _ (No. 09-1362)
In re Giacomini
_ CAFC _ (No. 09-1400)
Uniloc USA, Inc v Microsoft Corp
_CAFC _ (No. 10-1035)
The Association for Molecular Pathology & ors. v Myriad Genetics & ors.
_ CAFC _ (No. 10-1406) 30 July 2011
CyberSource Corporation v Retail Decisions, Inc
_ CAFC _ (No. 2009-1358) 18 August 2011
Dealertrack, Inc. v. Huber
_ CAFC _(No. 09-1566) 29 January 2012

Decisions of the England and Wales High Court (Patents)

Case name
Citation
Posts
Edwards Lifesciences AG v Cook Biotech Inc
Re Halliburton Energy Services Inc
[2011] EWHC 2508 12 October 2011
HTC Europe Co Ltd v Apple Inc
[2012] EWHC 1789 6 July 2012

Decisions of the Federal Court of Canada

Case name
Citation
Posts
Merck and Co, Inc v Pharmascience Inc
Amazon.com v The Attorney General of Canada and the Commissioner of Patents

Decisions of the Canadian Federal Court of Appeal

Case name
Citation
Posts
The Attorney General of Canada and The Commissioner of Patents v Amazon.com