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AFT loses challenge to ruling over ‘misleading’ Maxigesic ads
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-03-19 9:07 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

AFT Pharmaceuticals has lost its challenge to a ruling that ads claiming its painkiller Maxigesic is more effective than Nuremol were misleading and deceptive, with […]

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New pelvic mesh class action targets Medtronic unit, two other device makers
Product Liability 2020-02-27 4:06 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Medtronic owned Covidien and two other medical device manufacturers have been hit with a class action on behalf of thousands of women who claim to […]

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Costly IP cases could make Australian courts look bad, Dynastat patent judge says
Intellectual Property 2020-02-26 5:52 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge overseeing patent litigation over the painkiller Dynastat has urged the parties to narrow any issues in dispute, saying the excessive amounts of money […]

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Rokt parries blows from Full Court as it looks to save software patent
Intellectual Property 2020-02-10 9:53 pm By Miklos Bolza

A landmark ruling granting fintech Rokt’s application for a software patent has come under attack before the Full Federal Court, with the judges expressing skepticism […]

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Full Court says Oxworks wrongly awarded extra damages in patent suit
Intellectual Property 2020-01-09 5:14 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Full Federal Court has provided clarity around additional damages in patent cases by reducing the penalties liable to be paid by an Australian fencing […]

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High Court to weigh in on patent exhaustion in Seiko ink cartridge spat
Intellectual Property 2020-01-08 5:08 pm By Christine Caulfield

The High Court has granted special leave to cartridge reseller Calidad after the company lost an intellectual property dispute with printer giant Seiko Epson and […]

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Disqualified exec loses case that forwarded ASIC email doesn’t count as service
ASIC 2019-12-16 11:52 pm By Christine Caulfield

An email from the corporate regulator forwarded to a Perth businessman by his lawyer constituted proper notification that the executive had been disqualified, an appeals […]

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Juno challenges validity of patent for Pfizer’s pain drug Dynastat
Intellectual Property 2019-11-12 9:44 pm By Christine Caulfield

Australian drug maker Juno Pharmaceuticals has hit back at claims it is infringing the patent for US-based Pfizer’s post-operative pain killer Dynastat, saying the patent […]

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Merck, Sharp & Dohme’s patent spat over Wyeth’s Prevnar 13 vaccine goes another round
Intellectual Property 2019-11-08 10:41 pm By Hannah Gee

A case between drug company rivals Merck Sharp & Dohme and Wyeth over three patents for the Prevnar 13 pneumococcal vaccine has been reopened for […]

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Major League Baseball takes another swing at Philip Morris trade mark
Intellectual Property 2019-11-08 4:43 pm By Miklos Bolza

American professional baseball organisation Major League Baseball is taking Philip Morris to court over the tobacco giant’s bid to extend protection for an international trade […]

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