AFP cracks down on organised counterfeiting – victory for IP rights owners and patent attorneys

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In a statement issued by the Australian Federal Police (AFP), it was announced that during the week commencing 13th Sept, 21 warrants were executed across Australia in relation to the organised selling and distribution of counterfeit and pirated goods including trade marked items. Federal Agents entered business premises, residences and vehicles in Adelaide, Melbourne, Perth …

Patent attorneys watch carefully as Uniloc fights again

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Uniloc, a software company specialising in IT security and piracy protection, was brought to the international spotlight with its lawsuit against Microsoft for infringing its patent relating to product activation technology in 2003. Subsequently, Uniloc won a $US388 million jury verdict which found Microsoft was in violation of the patent, however, this decision was famously …

Piracy of anti-piracy?

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An Australian inventor, who was awarded the fifth highest patent jury awards in US history of $US388 million in April, is now set to receive nothing after a US Appeals Court judge decided to “vacate” the jury’s decision. Ric Richardson’s Singapore-based software company Uniloc sued Microsoft in 2003 for infringing its patent relating to anti-piracy …