January 2017

January 31, 2017 10:38 AM | Posted by John Steven & Paul Kallenbach | Permalink

Heard of a recent IT project failure?  No?  Maybe you need to get out more.

If there is one topic on which many organisations don’t seem to need any guidance, it is on how to run an IT project off the rails.

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January 25, 2017 4:52 PM | Posted by Hayley Tarr | Permalink
An analysis of the number of trade mark applications lodged in each class in 2016 reveals a great disparity between the classes. read more
January 24, 2017 4:13 PM | Posted by Veronica Scott, Helen Lauder | Permalink
Kick-starting the privacy debate in Australia in 2017, the Full Federal Court has handed down its judgment in Privacy Commissioner v Telstra Corporation Limited [2017] FCAFC 4.  read more
January 16, 2017 5:03 PM | Posted by Gus Lightowlers | Permalink

Approximately two years ago, the US Supreme court in the Alice decision considered the in-principle patentability of software patents. Since then, gaining US software patents has been very difficult.

In 2016, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has considered numerous appeals from district courts relating to patentable subject matter. This blog post discusses the two-step test from the Alice decision and how the test was applied by the Court in 2016, the developing trends for patentable subject matter in the US as it relates to software patents and the take-away messages for 2017.

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