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Judge ‘flummoxed’ about why 200 pelvic mesh cases are not a class action
Product Liability September 12, 2019 1:20 pm By Miklos Bolza

A Federal Court judge has expressed disbelief that hundreds of lawsuits are being pursued over allegedly defective  pelvic mesh, saying he was “absolutely flummoxed” as […]

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Aristocrat goes head to head with IP Australia over patentability of slot machine
Intellectual Property September 2, 2019 9:25 pm By Miklos Bolza

Gaming giant Aristocrat Technologies told a court that if its Lightning Link slot machine was a physical game there would be no doubt about its […]

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Pfizer claims Juno infringing patent for post-op painkiller
Intellectual Property August 27, 2019 10:58 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Two units of US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer have filed a lawsuit seeking damages from Juno Pharmaceuticals for allegedly infringing the patent for post-operative pain drug […]

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Law firm planning hundreds of pelvic mesh lawsuits against doctors
Personal injury August 23, 2019 2:30 pm By Miklos Bolza

A Sydney-based law firm has over 200 lawsuits in the pipeline against medical professionals across the country seeking compensation for injuries caused by allegedly dangerous […]

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Pfizer may seek stay of Merck vaccine patent case
Intellectual Property August 21, 2019 3:53 pm By Miklos Bolza

Global pharmaceutical firm Pfizer is mulling an application to stay a lawsuit by Merck Sharp & Dohme seeking to invalidate a patent related to the […]

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‘We’re not in the realm of snake oil’: AFT appeals Maxigesic judgment
Competition & Consumer Protection August 13, 2019 9:02 pm By Miklos Bolza

AFT Pharmaceuticals has challenged a Federal Court decision that found its Maxisegic ads were misleading and deceptive, saying the judge “set the bar too high” […]

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Cartridge reseller must prove it’s ‘good for the money’ as landmark patent case goes to High Court
Intellectual Property August 9, 2019 8:35 pm By Miklos Bolza

Ink cartridge reseller Calidad has been ordered to show evidence of its finances in support of its application to stay a Full Court judgment while […]

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Viagogo ordered to hand over slew of financial docs ahead of penalty hearing
Competition & Consumer Protection August 8, 2019 3:49 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has won its bid for a year’s worth of financial statements from Viagogo, after successfully arguing the online ticket […]

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Aristocrat trial over four patents to go ahead despite uncertainty in Rokt, Encompass cases
Intellectual Property August 5, 2019 9:39 pm By Miklos Bolza

An appeal by gaming giant Aristocrat Technologies of an IP Australia ruling revoking four of its patents will head to trial in September ahead of […]

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Claims of stolen docs at heart of new suit against Pfizer over vaccine patent
Intellectual Property July 16, 2019 9:48 pm By Miklos Bolza

Merck Sharp & Dohme has claimed ownership of a Pfizer patent related to the blockbuster Prevnar 13 vaccine, after a doctor who moved between the […]

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