Facebook, Instagram to fight misuse of market power case by social media startup
Competition & Consumer Protection May 17, 2019 2:27 pm By Christine Caulfield

Facebook and Instagram will defend against claims they misused their market power to block an Australian marketing startup from their platforms, saying the company – which sends scheduled social media posts for clients — had breached their terms of use.

GSK narrowly defeats ACCC’s case over revised Osteo Gel packaging
Competition & Consumer Protection May 17, 2019 11:44 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

GlaxoSmithKline has defeated claims by the ACCC that revised packaging for its now-discontinued pain killer Osteo Gel misled consumers. The drug maker will face penalties for earlier violations it admitted to, but the court hinted the damages will be nowhere near the $6 million competitor Reckitt Benckiser faced in a similar case.

Microsoft can’t get ‘free hand’ to change case in re-trial of IP spat, judge says
Intellectual Property May 17, 2019 11:11 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has rejected an application by Microsoft to add a claim to its intellectual property dispute with a Melbourne computer retailer after the software giant’s $2.8 million win was overturned as “regrettable” and the case sent back for re-trial.