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AIPPI Rapid Response: Rokt and Aristocrat

  • 23 Jul 2020
  • 5:00 PM - 6:15 PM
  • BlueJeans VC details to be provided


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Join us for a discussion about the Full Court’s decision in Rokt and the Federal Court’s decision in Aristocrat, and what each case means for the patentability of computer-implemented inventions.

Kate Hay, Partner of Corrs Chambers Westgarth will moderate the session with presentations from Nathan Madsen (Supervising Examiner at IP Australia) and David Webber (Principal of Davies Collison Cave).

Our panellists:

Kate Hay is an IP litigator and head of Corrs’ IP group,  with over 20 years' experience in IP enforcement and protection, Kate specialises in multi-jurisdictional patent, copyright and trade mark litigation. She advises Australian and international clients across a range of industries including computer technology and software, pharmaceutical, medical devices, mining and heavy machinery. Kate is consistently listed as a Leading Lawyer by legal directories and publications including Chambers and Partners, Best Lawyers, World Trade Mark Review and IAM Patent 1000. Kate was named one of the Top 250 Women in IP globally in 2019 by Managing Intellectual Property's IP Stars. 

Nathan Madsen works for IP Australia, in patent examination section ELEC4.  The section examines inventions related to the fields of measurement and data processing, and includes a large proportion of applications in the field of computer implemented inventions.  Nathan is an experienced hearing officer issuing decisions across a range of issues including patent validity, extensions of time, and opposition procedural matters.  Prior to his role leading ELEC4, he worked extensively in patent oppositions as a senior examiner managing the day to day progress of opposition matters, and also as the supervising examiner of patent examination practice.  Before joining IP Australia Nathan completed his PhD in Physics and worked as a research associate at the Australian National University.

David Webber specialises in patent, design and copyright advice for electronics, computer software and communications products, with particular expertise in patents for Internet technology, telecommunications, financial systems, artificial intelligence and image processing technology. He has acted on behalf of large corporations, research institutes, universities and start-up companies, both in Australia and overseas for over 30 years. David lectured for many years on patent and copyright law and integrated circuit legislation for the University of Melbourne and Monash University. From 2006 to 2012 he was a member of the Australian Government’s Professional Standards Board for Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys. He is Co-Chair of the Patents Committee for the Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA) and President the APAA Australian Group. He has a Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical & Electronic)(Hons.) and a Bachelor of Laws.

When: 23 July 2020; 5.00pm - 6.15pm

Where: By BlueJeans VC - details provided in a confirmation email following registration

Cost:  Free for AIPPI members; $30 for non-members

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