Australian Intellectual Property Journal (AIPJ)
Discourse on the interplay of intellectual property, markets and technology
About the Journal
The Australian Intellectual Property Journal (ISSN: 1038-1635) examines important intellectual property law issues and developments within Australia and around the globe.
Articles cover the whole range of intellectual property law issues including copyright, trade marks, patent law, industrial design and unfair competition, as well as legal issues implicated in the new computing, telecommunications, multi-media, and internet technologies.
Contributors are acknowledged experts in the fields of intellectual property and technology law.
Dr David Lindsay is an Associate Professor at Monash University, where he teaches copyright, intellectual property, cyberlaw and trusts. He is an expert in technology, copyright and privacy law and has written extensively on these topics, including his 2007 book, International Domain Name Law: ICANN and the UDRP (Hart, 2007). From 2007-2010 he was a co-author of the legal service, Lahore and Rothnie, Copyright and Designs (LexisNexis/Butterworths, 1996- ).
Since 2008 he has been a member of the Media and Communications Committee of the Law Council of Australia and in 2011-2012 was a member of the Copyright Council Expert Group. He is currently a board member of the Australian Privacy Foundation and a member of the expert Advisory Committee for the ALRC reference on Copyright and the Digital Economy.
His current research interests include digital copyright, privacy and social networking sites and intermediary liability.
Hon Mr Justice Gummow AC, High Court of Australia
Ann Dufty, Solicitor, Melbourne
David Llewelyn, Professor of IP Law, King’s College London; Professor (Practice), School of Law, Singapore Management University
Michael D Pendleton, Professor,School of Law, Chinese University of Hong Kong; Emeritus Professor, Murdoch University, Perth
Warwick A Rothnie, Barrister
Hon Peter C Heerey AM QC, Barrister, Chairperson, Australian Electoral Commission
Dr Damian Slizys, Partner, F B Rice & Co, Melbourne
Dr Melissa DeZwart, Associate Professor, University of Adelaide
Janice Luck, Senior Lecturer, Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne
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Thomson Reuters and the General Editor of the Australian Intellectual Property Journal would like to announce a NEW Intellectual Property Law Graduate Essay Competition.
In a surprising, but welcome, move, the Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, Senator Kim Carr, has announced the scrapping of the prescriptive quality indicators for journals.
The grading of journals as A*, A, B or C will no longer be applied and these gradings will no longer be the indicators of research excellence.
Over 2009 and 2010, the Australian Research Council undertook to rank journals in the Arts & Humanities Sector as part of the “Excellence in Research for Australia” initiative. Law journals were included in the ranking. Now the rankings that were assigned are being reviewed and new rankings will be released in 2012. Thomson Reuters has observed there may be some unintended long-term consequences of the ERA methodology and outcomes. To communicate these concerns, we have released a position statement.
Is the accessibility of information on the WWW disrupting the foundation and rationale of the patent system of disclosure in exchange for grant of a patent?
By Eliza Jane Saunders. This article considers the reliability of information sourced through the internet and looks at how some of the major patent offices around the world use information disclosed on the World Wide Web (WWW) as a source of prior art information in the examination of patent applications.
By Dr Charles Lawson* The purpose of this article is to review the meaning of “human beings” as it is used in the Patents Act 1990 (Cth). The analysis demonstrates that the meaning remains uncertain and that appeals to essential characters and taxonomic conceptions of “human beings” are not satisfactory.