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Advanta Seeds wins more time to renew patent after law firm slip-up
Intellectual Property 2023-02-20 3:51 pm By Sam Matthews

Agricultural giant Nufarm has lost its appeal of a decision giving rival Advanta Seeds extra time to pay a renewal fee for its patent for […]

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‘Distinctly bizarre’: Costs, commission send lead applicant packing in oil spill class action
Class Actions 2023-02-14 10:40 pm By Sam Matthews

The law firm running an oil spill class action on behalf of Indonesian seaweed farmers, which has settled for $192.5 million, is looking for a […]

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Fees, commission to eat up almost half of $25M Fonterra class action settlement
Class Actions 2023-01-19 2:46 pm By Sam Matthews

Group members in a class action against Fonterra are set to reap about $13 million from a $25 million settlement reached with the dairy company, […]

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Oil spill class action funder drops injunction bid against barrister
Class Actions 2022-12-05 8:33 pm By Christine Caulfield

A litigation funder has abandoned its case seeking to prevent counsel retained by the lead applicant in the settled Montara oil spill class action from […]

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Law firm’s advice to be handed to ex-Quintis director in defamation case
Agriculture 2022-11-10 10:21 pm By Christine Caulfield

A former director of sandalwood producer Quintis, who is suing the company’s top brass over statements made to the corporate regulator, has won unrestricted access […]

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Fonterra to pay $25M to settle class action over slashed milk prices
Class Actions 2022-11-04 12:13 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Fonterra has agreed to shell out $25 million to settle a class action by dairy farmers alleging they were underpaid when Fonterra slashed milk prices […]

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Zoetis offers divestiture to win ACCC approval for Jurox acquisition
Corporate 2022-08-11 11:54 pm By Christine Caulfield

US animal health giant Zoetis has offered to shed assets to win competition clearance for its proposed takeover of NSW-based pet drug maker Jurox. The […]

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High Court says ban on secret filming by animal activists no loss to freedom of speech
High Court 2022-08-10 11:03 pm By Sam Matthews

The High Court has dismissed a constitutional challenge by an animal welfare group to legislation banning publication of secret recordings, ruling that the law’s protection […]

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Dow’s vapor-drift fighting herbicide patent not new, IP Australia finds in win for Nufarm 
Intellectual Property 2022-07-07 4:41 pm By Christine Caulfield

Nufarm Australia has successfully challenged a herbicide patent application by Dow Agrosciences’ successor on the grounds that the invention – aimed at limiting the worldwide […]

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Nufarm takes Advanta Seeds to court after patent lapse held to be lawyers’ error
Intellectual Property 2022-06-08 4:59 pm By Sam Matthews

Agricultural chemical company Nufarm has appealed a decision giving rival Advanta Seeds extra time to pay a renewal fee for its patent for a hybrid […]

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