TPG, Vodafone tie-up would lead to pricier mobile plans, ACCC says
Competition & Consumer Protection December 13, 2018 1:05 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The ACCC has expressed concerns about the proposed merger of telecoms TPG and Vodafone, saying the deal could substantially lessen competition and lead to higher-priced mobile plans.

In defeat for IP Australia, Rokt wins patent for computer software
Intellectual Property December 12, 2018 2:28 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Rokt has won its bid to patent a digital advertising system, the first major court victory in one of three challenges to IP Australia’s stance on the patentability of computer software.

Penalties in VW class actions could be ‘horrendous’, judge says
Class Actions December 12, 2018 5:35 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has expressed skepticism of Bannister Law’s plan to hire powerhouse US lawyer Kenneth Feinberg, who oversaw the September 11th victims compensation and BP oil spill funds, to mediate class actions against Volkwagen over its emissions cheating scandal, saying the car maker had shown no interest in settling despite the risk of “horrendous” penalties.