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ACCC issues guidance on competition risks in IP transactions: Beware the inadvertent cartel
Expert Insights September 19, 2019 12:47 pm By

The ACCC has issued final guidelines on how Australia’s competition laws will apply to intellectual property assignments and licences following the repeal of the ‘IP […]

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Groundhog day for privacy tort
Expert Insights September 17, 2019 2:53 pm By Christine Caulfield

In its recent Digital Platforms Inquiry – Final Report, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission recommended that a new statutory cause of action be created […]

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Important developments in the ACCC’s cartel immunity policy and introduction of whistleblowing tool
Expert Insights September 11, 2019 1:40 pm By

From October 1, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission will apply an updated cartel immunity and cooperation policy, with the changes said to reflect the […]

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Federal Court approval of funding commission recognises risks faced by funders
Expert Insights September 9, 2019 3:17 pm By Christine Caulfield

In a recent decision, Federal Court Justice Jonathan Beach approved the settlement of the securities class action against Sirtex Medical Limited. The approval included the […]

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Cross-border cooperation: Federal Court considers ‘classic candidate’ for coordination with High Court of New Zealand
Expert Insights September 2, 2019 10:09 pm By Christine Caulfield

On 22 August 2019, the Federal Court of Australia delivered a judgment that provides guidance on the framework within which cross-border cooperation between courts located […]

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You can’t have your contract and eat it: electing not to terminate
Expert Insights August 23, 2019 8:22 pm By

A party to a contract may be precluded from enforcing a contractual right if it has acted in a way that is clearly inconsistent with […]

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Innovation patents phase out: What you need to know
Expert Insights August 7, 2019 9:54 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Australian federal government’s proposed legislation to abolish the innovation patent system, Australia’s second tier patent system, was introduced into parliament on July 25. Here […]

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If two’s company and three’s a crowd, what are four and five? Multiplicity in the class action arena
Expert Insights August 5, 2019 3:44 pm By Christine Caulfield

There can be no doubt that the challenge of multiple, coextensive or competing class actions arising from the same circumstances, and the appropriate strategies and […]

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The distinction between repair and re-making: The Full Court clarifies the law on refurbishing a patented product
Expert Insights August 1, 2019 9:29 pm By Christine Caulfield

The important decision by the Full Court of the Federal Court in Calidad Pty Ltd v Seiko Epson Corporation [2019] FCAFC 115 clarifies the position […]

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A public interest in class actions: developments in employee confidentiality obligations and evidence
Expert Insights July 26, 2019 11:35 pm By

The imbalance of statutory protections available to those that breach confidentiality obligations when reporting misconduct to regulatory bodies, and those that do so to provide […]

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