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Full Court puts injector pen patent appeal on fast track
Intellectual Property January 17, 2019 2:03 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Full Federal Court has expedited an appeal filed Christmas Eve by Sanofi-Aventis of a ruling that denied its bid to block Alphapharm from listing an insulin […]

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Sandoz appeals loss in 15-year battle over Lexapro patent
Intellectual Property January 10, 2019 11:26 am By Christine Caulfield

Generic drug maker Sandoz is challenging a ruling that it infringed a patent behind Lundbeck’s blockbuster antidepressant Lexapro, reviving a 15-year fight over the lucrative […]

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Sanofi takes another stab at injunction in injector pen patent case
Intellectual Property January 4, 2019 9:08 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi has appealed a judge’s ruling denying its bid to block Alphapharm from listing an insulin injector pen on the Pharmaceutical Benefit Scheme. […]

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Ethicon wants class closure order in pelvic mesh case
Class Actions December 21, 2018 9:39 pm By Miklos Bolza

Johnson & Johnson unit Ethicon is seeking a class closure order in the pelvic mesh class action, as the company prepares to enter mediation. Barrister for […]

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Full Court tosses ACCC appeal in Medibank disclosure case
Competition & Consumer Protection December 20, 2018 10:42 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has lost an appeal of a ruling that dismissed its case over allegedly inadequate disclosures by private health insurer […]

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Teva files challenge to Boehringer inhaler capsule patent
Intellectual Property December 20, 2018 3:12 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Generic drug giant Teva has filed a lawsuit seeking to have German pharmaceutical company Boehringer’s patent for an inhalation capsule, which is used to deliver […]

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Sanofi denied injunction in injector pen patent dispute
Intellectual Property December 19, 2018 11:26 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has denied Sanofi’s bid to block Alphapharm from listing its insulin injector pen on the Pharmaceutical Benefit Scheme, saying Sanofi has not established […]

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Judge OKs social media-only opt out notice in breast implant class action
Class Actions December 14, 2018 4:29 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge overseeing a class action against The Cosmetic Institute over allegedly botched breast implants has agreed to an opt out notice that will be […]

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Commonwealth slams Otsuka’s ‘inconsistent’ defences in Abilify patent case
Intellectual Property December 10, 2018 10:02 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Commonwealth has urged the court to strike out the “inconsistent” pleadings of pharmaceutical firms Otsuka and Bristol-Myers Squibb in a patent case over the […]

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B. Braun launches appeal in IV catheter patent case
Intellectual Property December 5, 2018 12:23 pm By Christine Caulfield

Medical device maker B. Braun Melsungen is appealing a ruling that invalidated its intravenous catheter patents and dismissed allegations of infringement against rival Becton Dickinson. […]

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