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New Digital Identity Bill – Digital Identity System expands to States and private sector

Patent rights on sale: High Court adopts doctrine of exhaustion of rights on first sale

The High Court of Australia has ruled on and concluded a long-running dispute between Seiko-Epson and Calidad in relation to print cartridges, setting down an important precedent in...

13 November 2020

Government commences broad-based review of Australian Privacy Laws

On 30 October 2020 the Australian Government commenced a broad-based review of Australian Privacy Laws by releasing an Issues Paper seeking feedback on possible privacy law reforms. ...

04 November 2020

COVID-19 enhances risks of bribery and corruption

COVID-19 has caused economic hardship for companies around the globe and has required many to act quickly in order to ensure supply of in-demand goods or services. ...

28 October 2020

Key takeaways from the Aged Care Royal Commission’s Special Report on COVID-19 in Aged Care

From 10 to 13 August 2020, the Aged Care Royal Commission held hearings as part of an investigation into the response to COVID-19 in aged care homes across...

02 October 2020

Full Federal Court clarifies limits on the ability of an exclusive licensee to sue for infringement of a patent

This article was written by Sarah-Jane Frydman, Luke Hawthorne and Kim O'Connell.In what may be the final chapter of the long-running dispute concerning Lundbeck’s patent for its blockbuster antidepressant Lexapro®,...

07 August 2020

Federal Court dismisses claim by Commonwealth for compensation for additional PBS costs

Commonwealth denied compensation for additional PBS costs following injunction restraining generic clopidogrel launch despite patent being invalidThis article was written by Matt Swinn, Kim O’Connell, Suzy Madar, Bridie...

28 April 2020

Patent rights during COVID-19 – can the Government step in?

As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds, new and critical needs for medicines, vaccines, diagnostics and other medical tools will continue to arise. Many of these products are patented...

03 April 2020

COVID-19: What businesses need to know about the Australian Government’s plan

Companies around Australia are developing contingency plans for the spread of the novel coronavirus. What should they expect in the way of Government action?

17 March 2020

Common questions in pelvic mesh class action resolved

The Federal Court has delivered a further judgment in the representative class action concerning transvaginal mesh products sold by Johnson & Johnson and manufactured by Ethicon Sàrl and...

10 March 2020

Novel Coronavirus: Opportunities for companies in the health sector – temporary regulatory measures for medical supplies and diagnostic tests in China and Australia

While countries around the world grapple with containment of the COVID-19 virus, a number of governments have implemented or are considering implementing special measures.

04 March 2020

Australia’s first modern slavery statements are due this year: are you ready?

If your business is caught by the Modern Slavery Act 2018 (Cth) (the Act), you may have your first modern slavery statement due this year.

24 January 2020

Applicants succeed in vaginal mesh class action

Justice Katzmann of the Federal Court of Australia has found in favour of three women in a representative action against Johnson & Johnson and two related companies in...

02 December 2019

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