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ObjectiVision panned for not monetising University of Sydney patent
Intellectual Property April 19, 2018 7:24 pm By Miklos Bolza

A lawyer for the University of Sydney has attacked ObjectiVision for failing to produce any commercial benefits from the glaucoma detection method at the centre […]

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IP Australia shoots down Bayer patent
Intellectual Property February 23, 2018 8:17 pm By Christine Caulfield

IP Australia handed a win Thursday to a company challenging a Bayer animal drug patent, but gave Bayer two months to address the patent application’s […]

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Lawyers wrap up in J&J vaginal mesh class action
Class Actions February 22, 2018 3:35 pm By Jennifer Cooke

After a marathon six-month hearing over 89 days, closing submissions in the landmark vaginal mesh class action against Johnson & Johnson in the Federal Court […]

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Medibank ‘disappointed’ that ACCC is appealing case, CEO says
Competition & Consumer Protection November 13, 2017 9:41 pm By Christine Caulfield

Medibank CEO Craig Drummond said Monday the private health insurer was “disappointed” that the ACCC was appealing its loss in a consumer case accusing the […]

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Judge puts temporary block on Maxigesic ads
Competition & Consumer Protection November 8, 2017 2:38 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The judge overseeing a case brought by Reckitt Benckiser against Aft Pharmaceuticals over allegedly deceptive painkiller ads has blocked Aft from releasing ads that claim […]

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Sanofi wins challenge to Reckitt-Benckiser lozenge patent
Intellectual Property February 22, 2018 7:58 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Patent Office has shot down a patent application covering throat lozenges by consumer goods giant Reckitt-Benckiser on a challenge by rival Sanofi-Aventis. Citing […]

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GSK admits old Voltaren label was misleading
Competition & Consumer Protection February 19, 2018 8:43 pm By Christine Caulfield

Drug giants GlaxoSmithKline and Novartis have conceded part of the ACCC’s case that packaging on their Voltaren Osteo Gel breached the Australian Consumer Law, but […]

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Judge gave short shrift to ACCC in Medibank case, court hears
Competition & Consumer Protection February 19, 2018 2:01 pm By Christine Caulfield

The judge who sided with Medibank in the ACCC’s failed case last year paid little attention to one of the consumer regulator’s central arguments against […]

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Australian Unity to pay $620,000 for altering policies mid-year
Healthcare November 3, 2017 8:31 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Australian Unity will fork over $620,000 in compensation to policy holders after an investigation by the consumer regulator found the health insurer had moved the […]

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Trial date set for ACCC case against health insurer
Competition & Consumer Protection November 8, 2017 9:22 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A case brought by Australia’s consumer regulator against health insurer NIB Health Funds for allegedly violating consumer protection laws by making changes to its plans […]

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