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Shareholder cases account for 50% of new class actions, report says
Class Actions 2018-11-30 10:50 pm By Christine Caulfield

Shareholder cases made up half of all class actions filed in the past two years, and are to blame for an “unprecedented spike” in class […]

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Funder wants major role in common fund challenge
Class Actions 2018-11-12 8:58 pm By Miklos Bolza

Litigation funder Regency Funding has sought leave to intervene as a major player in one of two challenges to the courts’ powers to issue common […]

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‘Ingenuity’ needed for software-aided biz method patent, IP Australia says
Intellectual Property 2018-11-09 9:18 pm By Miklos Bolza

A software-implemented business method could be patentable if programmed into a computer with “some ingenuity”, IP Australia told the Full Federal Court as a landmark […]

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Challenges to common fund orders to be heard together, Chief Justice says
Appeals 2018-11-08 9:53 pm By Christine Caulfield

Two far-reaching appeals challenging the court’s power to order all members of an open class action to pay a litigation funder will be heard together, […]

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Full Court urged to take ‘nuanced’ view of software patentability
Intellectual Property 2018-11-08 8:40 pm By Miklos Bolza

Fintech company Encompass has asked the Full Federal Court to take a more “nuanced” approach to software patentability than the one currently held by IP […]

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Generic Health wins ‘modest’ cut to Bayer’s $25M damages over Yasmin
Intellectual Property 2018-10-31 11:59 pm By Christine Caulfield

Generic Health has shaved two percent off the $25 million damages awarded pharmaceutical giant Bayer in a patent infringement case over Bayer’s blockbuster oral contraceptive, […]

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IP lawyers seek to intervene in software patent appeal
Intellectual Property 2018-10-29 9:38 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A group representing patent and trade mark lawyers is seeking to intervene in a high-stakes appeal over computer software patents. The Institute of Patent and […]

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Unique wins appeal of unconscionable conduct ruling
Competition & Consumer Protection 2018-09-19 4:51 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Full Federal Court has overturned a win for the consumer regulator in a case against Sydney-based Unique International College, ruling that the vocational trainer’s […]

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AMP wins bid to move class actions to state court
Class Actions 2018-08-29 2:24 pm By Christine Caulfield

AMP has prevailed in a hard-fought fight over where it will defend five shareholder class actions brought in the wake of the Banking Royal Commission, […]

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Full Court shrinks class size in Ethicon pelvic mesh class action
Class Actions 2018-08-23 10:39 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Full Federal Court has handed Johnson & Johnson unit Ethicon a victory in the class action over its allegedly defective vaginal mesh devices, partly […]

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