Interface Legal is pleased to announce that it recently obtained a win for its client in a Federal Court matter of patent infringement1.

Initially, an interlocutory injunction application was successfully defended in March last year 2, so the recent judgement amounts to a second successive win for our client.

The principal issue at stake during the three day trial held last year was whether a support assembly for a hoarding (i.e. a barrier to screen off, or protect, building sites) infringed Australian innovation patent no. 2013100057 (the ‘057 Patent).

A number of matters were contested at trial, but the case mainly turned on the proper construction of six features of claim 1 of the ‘057 Patent.  The judgement was a resounding victory for our client, as most of the contested integers were found to be absent from the alleged infringing support assembly, and a clear finding of non-infringement was made.

Claims in relation to trade mark, copyright and Australian consumer law formed a backdrop for the patent infringement case.  These aspects were resolved before the trial.

If you require assistance regarding an intellectual property dispute, Michael Smith would be pleased to assist.

1. http://www.austlii.edu.au/cgi-bin/viewdoc/au/cases/cth/FCA/2019/1180.html
2. http://www.austlii.edu.au/cgi-bin/viewdoc/au/cases/cth/FCA/2018/721.html