Cryptocurrencies are property capable of being held on trust New Zealand High Court holds
May 05, 2020
In Ruscoe v Cryptopia Ltd (in Liquidation)  NZHC 728 the New Zealand High Court held that cryptocurrencies, as digital assets, are a form of property that are capable of being held on trust.
The New EU AI and Data Strategy and what it Means for EU Antitrust Reform
March 24, 2020
This article summarises the AI and Data Package released by the European Commission on 19 February 2020 and discusses the role of EU antitrust reform.
Stranger than Sci-Fi Part 2: Should Artificial Intelligence machines be recognised as owners of IP?
March 10, 2020
In the second article of this two-part series, we consider whether AI machines should be recognised as the ‘owners’ of the IP create.
Stranger than Sci-Fi Part 1: Can (and should) Artificial Intelligence machines own intellectual property?
March 03, 2020
In the first article of this two-part series, we explore how existing Australian copyright and patent legislation deals with ownership of AI-generated IP.
AU: CIIs: Encompass Repipe-d
February 25, 2020
On 22 Nov 2019, McKerracher J handed down his decision in Repipe Pty Ltd v Commissioner of Patents  FCA 1956, the latest in a line of cases considering the patentability of computer implemented inventions
Who controls the works produced by artificial intelligence?
January 07, 2020
Seiko Hidaka and Will Garton discuss the role of Intellectual Property in a world where the machine is creating new and better things autonomously.
CIIs – The Australian Full Court Encompass Decision
October 22, 2019
IP lawyers Harrison Ottaway and Helen Macpherson discuss the contentious topic of the patentability of computer implemented inventions (CII) in Australian patent law.
Do you need to see your competitor’s source code before you bring an infringement claim?
June 19, 2019
A recent UK court decision has highlighted the difficulties in obtaining pre-action disclosure of allegedly infringing and confidential source code.
European Patent Office provides guidance on artificial intelligence patentability
November 13, 2018
The European Patent Office (EPO) recently issued guidance on the patenting of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) technologies. What does this mean for businesses in the field?
Protecting IP rights - AI technology in Australia
August 22, 2018
AI has the potential to be both the creator and product of innovation. This article will identify and consider issues that AI will create for the IP rights of those operating in Australia.