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On 14 December 2021, the Supreme Court of NSW delivered judgment and made a number of declarations vindicating the rights of CPC Patent Technologies Pty Ltd in relation to a suite of biometric security patents. The patents are used in a range of common applications including enabling fingerprint passwords for mobile devices. Rabih Alkadamani of 153 Phillip, with Talal Krayem, and instructed by Patterson, Hoeun & Commins, were briefed in a years’ long dispute about ownership of the patents and whether the patents were subject to any licences. In 2020, Rabih Alkadamani and Talal Krayem also obtained interlocutory injunctions restraining various defendants from representing they had any ownership interest or licence to use some of the patents. See Charter Pacific Corporation Ltd  v Securicom (NSW) Pty Ltd (No 4) [2021] NSWSC 1618 and Charter Pacific Corporation Ltd v Securicom (NSW) Pty Ltd (In Liq) (No 3)  [2020] NSWSC 20167.