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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
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  • 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

Professional regulation and discipline: “misconduct” and “poor professional performance” in Irish law

  • Mason Hayes & Curran
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  • Ireland
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  • February 12 2015

In 2012, rejecting the advice of its legal assessor, the Fitness to Practise Committee (“FPC”) of the Medical Council (the “Council”) recommended to

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

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

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

New definition of “money purchase benefits”: consultation on implementation

  • Mayer Brown LLP
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  • Ireland, United Kingdom
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  • November 21 2013

New definition of "money purchase benefits": consultation on implementation The Department for Work and Pensions ("DWP") has published its

An Irish court rules on the balance between right to life and freedom of religion

  • Matheson
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  • Ireland
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  • May 2 2011

A life-saving blood transfusion was administered to a three-month-old baby recently contrary to the express wishes of the child's Jehovah Witness parents

A warning to disciplinary panels of regulatory bodies: the impact of "Bloodgate" goes beyond sport

  • A&L Goodbody
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  • Ireland, United Kingdom
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  • June 28 2011

Many people will remember the infamous fake blood incident that tarnished the sport of rugby union which became known as "Bloodgate"

Provision of emergency services found not to breach EU law

  • Nabarro LLP
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  • European Union, Ireland
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  • January 30 2008

On 18 December 2007, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) (in Case C-53203), overturned the European Commission's (Commission) decision regarding the Eastern Regional Health Authority (Authority