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High Court upholds Lundbeck's extension of time in a 3-2 decision
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • November 11 2014

The High Court's latest foray into patent law wrapped up last Wednesday 5 November 2014, with the Court handing down its judgment in the long running


Public authority a review of the common law
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • October 30 2014

It is often assumed that universities are public authorities for the purpose of legislation. However, the case law on this issue is conflicting


High Court decision: the implied term of trust and confidence in employment contracts is not part of Australian law
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • October 30 2014

On 10 September 2014 the High Court handed down its decision in Commonwealth Bank of Australia v Barker 2014 HCA 32. It unanimously ruled that the


Tribological, hydrophilic or hydrophobic isn't it obvious?
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • March 19 2015

Two recent slip and fall decisions of the New South Wales Court of Appeal have raised important considerations for defendants seeking to rely on the


ICAC challenged on director's duties and corrupt conduct
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • December 16 2014

In July 2013, the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) delivered a report on corrupt conduct involving the Mount Penny mining tenement in


Federal Court provides rare guidance on patent licences
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • November 24 2014

It's been an unusually busy period for patent licensing, with the Federal Court of Australia issuing a number of important decisions in 2014. The


Australian TOFA implications for insurers from the NZ Sovereign Assurance Case
  • Minter Ellison
  • New Zealand
  • March 30 2015

In June 2014, a longstanding tax case, Sovereign Assurance Company Ltd and others v Commissioner of Inland Revenue (Sovereign Assurance), was


Dallas Buyers Club gains access to internet subscribers' details
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • April 8 2015

In a landmark decision, Justice Perram of the Federal Court has indicated that he will order Australian ISPs to divulge the names and physical


DPN Solutions Pty Ltd v Tridant Pty Ltd 2014 VSC 511
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • December 3 2014

The significance of this case is the application of the principles of statutory unconscionable conduct and the implied term of good faith in contract


Monadelphous Engineering Pty Ltd and Muhibbah Construction Pty Ltd trading as Monadelphous Muhibbah Marine v Wiggins Island Coal Export Terminal Pty Ltd 2014 (unreported, Supreme Court of Queensland, Wilson J, 24 October 2014)
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • December 3 2014

A contract does not need to be exclusively for construction work to be excluded from operation of Part 4A of the QBCC Act. On the balance of