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Isolated nucleic acids are patent eligible in Australia

  • Baldwins
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  • Australia, New Zealand
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  • June 25 2014

Last year, the Federal Court of Australia confirmed that isolated naturally occurring nucleic acid sequences are patent eligible subject matter. The

Methods of medical treatment confirmed patentable in Australia but not in New Zealand

  • Spruson & Ferguson
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  • Australia, New Zealand
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  • June 20 2014

The patentability of methods of medical treatment has been a long debated issue in patent legislation and different jurisdictions have taken very

Care required when extending fixed term contracts

  • Buddle Findlay
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  • New Zealand
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  • December 13 2011

A nurse working as a casual employee became full time employee on a fixed term contract to cover the role of another full time employee who had taken leave

The new health and safety regime in detail

  • Chapman Tripp
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  • New Zealand
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  • May 30 2014

Important detail on how the new Health and Safety at Work Act will perform in the workplace is available in the discussion document released last

New physiotherapy Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct

  • Buddle Findlay
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  • New Zealand
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  • February 28 2012

The Physiotherapy Board and Physiotherapy New Zealand have developed a joint Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct

India’s IP Appellate Board endorses compulsory license of patented cancer drug to generic manufacturer

  • Baldwins
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  • Australia, India, New Zealand
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  • January 16 2013

In March 2012 the Indian Patent Office (IPO) granted its first compulsory license to Natco Pharma, an Indian generic manufacturer, revoking the

Nurses working in an anaesthetic nursing role

  • Buddle Findlay
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  • New Zealand
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  • May 30 2012

The Nursing Council and Medical Sciences Council have published a joint statement on anaesthetic nursing in light of the regulation of anaesthetic technicians which commenced on 1 April 2012

Nurse disciplined for slapping a patient and failing to report incident

  • Buddle Findlay
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  • New Zealand
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  • July 30 2013

A nurse has been found guilty of professional misconduct for slapping a patient, and for compromising the health and safety of the patient by failing

Insufficient formality and lack of oversight of off-label use of ketamine

  • Buddle Findlay
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  • New Zealand
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  • September 23 2013

A psychiatrist, who held dual appointments at a university and at a DHB, prescribed ketamine for 11 of his patients who suffered from treatment

Documentation, communication and coordination failures in community mental health service

  • Buddle Findlay
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  • New Zealand
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  • December 10 2012

The Commissioner has found both a psychiatrist and a DHB in breach of the Code for various documentation, communication, and service coordination failures in the care of a community mental health patient who committed suicide