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In victory for class action, judge says bad breast implant claims can advance
Class Actions 2022-05-20 10:45 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The applicants in a class action against The Cosmetic Institute and twelve doctors over allegedly “incompetent” breast augmentation surgery have won court approval to expand […]

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Mesoblast hit with shareholder class action over stem cell treatment
Class Actions 2022-05-19 4:16 pm By Sam Matthews

Regenerative medicine company Mesoblast has been hit with a class action over claims it misled shareholders about the potential application of a developmental stem cell […]

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Full Court shoots down Boehringer opposition to Merck Sharp & Dohme’s parasite patent
Intellectual Property 2022-05-19 3:38 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Full Federal Court has rejected German drug maker Boehringer Ingelheim’s appeal of ruling that shot down its opposition to Merck Sharp & Dohme’s patent […]

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High Court to hear Botox trade mark appeal
Intellectual Property 2022-05-18 3:42 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The High Court has granted special leave to a cosmetic company to challenge a judgment finding it infringed Botox maker Allergan’s trade marks by marketing […]

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Court accepts Ramsay Health in-house counsel ‘drowning in work’ during COVID-19
Legal Ethics 2022-05-11 9:00 pm By Sam Matthews

Ramsay Health Care Australia has been let off the hook for using emails subpoenaed in a defamation case between two feuding surgeons at one of […]

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Pfizer sues drug companies over Enbrel biosimilar
Intellectual Property 2022-05-10 11:38 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer has fired off a lawsuit against four drug companies for allegedly infringing one of its patents for biologic Enbrel by selling a […]

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Bayer drops challenge over patent extension for contraceptive drug
Intellectual Property 2022-05-09 1:13 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Bayer has dropped its appeal to a ruling that quashed an extension for its patent covering an oral contraceptive, after the Full Court dealt drug […]

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Seeing red: Priceline can’t trade mark signature pink
Intellectual Property 2022-05-06 11:03 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Discount pharmacy Priceline cannot trade mark the signature bright pink that adorns it shopfront signs and awnings, an IP Australia delegate has found. Priceline failed […]

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More clinics to be pulled into Monash IVF class action over embryo destruction
Class Actions 2022-05-04 8:46 pm By Sam Matthews

Six more fertility clinics in states across the country are set to be pulled into a class action against Monash IVF on behalf of hundreds […]

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Philips defends class action, says sleep devices weren’t defective when sold
Product Liability 2022-05-03 10:30 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Philips Electronics has hit back at a class action over recalled sleep apnea machines that contained a foam component that could allegedly degrade and cause […]

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