Tim Francis

Tim Francis

K&L Gates LLP

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Breaking News – Full Federal Court Confirms Patentability of Isolated Genes

A five-judge bench of the Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia (Full Court) has today unanimously decided that Myriad Genetics Inc's (Myriad) patent covering the isolated BRCA1 gene (Patent) is patentable subject...more

9/5/2014 - Australia BRCA DNA Genetic Materials Myriad Patent-Eligible Subject Matter Patents

That's "a Lot of Kebab"!

The Full Federal Court of Australia (Court) has made its first award of 'additional damages' for trade mark infringement. This decision is promising news for trade mark owners, who can take encouragement from the Court's...more

6/24/2014 - Australia Damages Infringement Trademark Litigation Trademarks

All That's Gold Does not Glitter

A Federal Court decision, handed down this week, is a sage reminder of the danger of assuming that foreign language words are distinctive marks for the purpose of registration on the Australian Register of Trade Marks....more

10/3/2013 - Australia Registration Trademarks

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