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Patent licences - some guidance from the courts
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • August 31 2015

The Full Federal Court of Australia has issued three important decisions regarding provisions in patent licenses. The decisions underscore the


Nothing is easy when it comes to securing payment under the Subcontractors' Charges Act
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • September 2 2015

This case is yet another example of the awkwardness of the drafting of the Subcontractors' Charges Act 1974 (Qld). Facts On or about 25 February


Separate invoices served collectively with a covering email, will constitute one payment claim
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • August 31 2015

Separate invoices served collectively with a covering email, may constitute one payment claim for the purposes of the Building and Construction


Breach of duty claim sounds warning on evolving financial risks
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia, USA
  • September 14 2015

A recent case filing in the US illustrates the importance of fund trustees and their directors remaining informed, proactive and engaged on the


Queensland Court of Appeal allows enforcement of an oral building contract
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • November 20 2015

A company controlled by Mr Nichols (applicant) entered a contract with Earth Spirit Home Pty Ltd (respondent) for the construction of 10 houses. That


ECJ Safe Harbor privacy decision: impacts on transfers to and from the US and Australia
  • Minter Ellison
  • European Union
  • October 13 2015

On 6 October 2015, the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) handed down a judgment relating to transfers of personal information from the EU


Agreed or liquidated damages that are neither extravagant nor unconscionable are not penal and therefore are recoverable
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • September 4 2015

Agreed damages were found not to be extravagant or unconscionable, therefore not a penalty. Facts On 3 October 2007, IPN Medical Centres Pty Ltd


Court refuses leave to amend as acceding would border on a fiction that witnesses would be able to properly recall what was considered and acted on 10 years ago
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • July 14 2015

This case considers whether it is appropriate to give leave to amend to agitate new causes of action against a builder and engineer arising out of


Alacer stamp duty case marks a departure from generally accepted valuation methodologies
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • April 29 2016

The recent Western Australian State Administrative Tribunal (WASAT) decision in the Alacer stamp duty case marks a departure from the generally


You win some, you lose some - QCAT cannot award costs to an entity that successfully resists a joinder application
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • July 15 2015

This case deals with the power of the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT) to award costs to an entity that successfully resists a