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New Government legislation programme: industry & sector specific breakdown- SpringSummer 2015

  • William Fry
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  • Ireland
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  • January 16 2015

The Irish Government has published its legislation programme for the SpringSummer 2015 parliamentary session. There are 32 Bills which are currently

Mental health, taking of blood samples without patient consent

  • Matheson
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  • Ireland
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  • February 1 2012

Mr Justice MacMenamin in his judgement dated 26 July 2011, held that the taking of blood samples by doctors treating a woman suffering from severe mental illness was lawful, despite her failure to give consent

Privacy & cybersecurity update, issue 3 - October, 2014

  • Jones Day
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  • Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, European Union, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Russia, Taiwan, USA
  • -
  • October 15 2014

On August 1, the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") issued a report on mobile shopping applications. In it, the FTC found that such apps often fail to

Interim injunctions and the pharmaceutical industry in Ireland

  • Matheson
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  • Ireland
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  • February 4 2011

The launch of a generic product onto the marketplace in competition with a patented pharmaceutical product can have devastating effects on an originator company's market position and pricing strategy

English Patents Court revisits the clearing the way principle in preliminary injunction applications

  • Matheson
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  • Ireland, United Kingdom
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  • March 15 2011

In the recent English case of Cephalon Inc. and others v Orchid Europe Ltd and others (2010), Mr Justice Floyd of the Patents Court revisited the “clearing the way” principle in cases where there is a threatened launch of a generic product onto the marketplace

Plaintiff’s case dismissed for failure to establish negligence

  • Matheson
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  • Ireland
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  • July 29 2014

This case involved an operation carried out in 2005, on a 19-year-old, to correct a curvature of the spine. During the surgery, the plaintiff was

Irish patent perspectives pharmaceutical revocation actions, an obvious step in the right direction?

  • Matheson
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  • Ireland
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  • December 31 2009

The recent Commercial Court case of Glaxo Group Limited v Patents Act (2009) is the only Irish decision in recent times to deal with the revocation of a patent on the grounds of lack of inventive step

To disclose or not disclose expert commentary

  • Matheson
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  • Ireland
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  • July 29 2014

Previously, in the case of Payne v Shovlin, both the High Court and the Supreme Court attempted to clarify the position on precisely what obligation

Bar set high in order to succeed in strike out applications

  • Matheson
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  • Ireland
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  • July 29 2014

The Circuit Court recently imposed a "permanent stay" on negligence proceedings issued against a private hospital, in circumstances where the

Woman sues pharmacy for data protection breach

  • A&L Goodbody
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  • Ireland
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  • December 4 2014

A woman, who claimed a pharmacy allowed her husband to watch CCTV footage of her buying a pregnancy test kit, has allegedly settled a Circuit Court