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Federal court provides further guidance for patent licences
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • January 13 2015

Following a spate of decisions in 2014 on patent licences, which were outlined in a previous article, the Federal Court of Australia announced two


HR&IR Wellness Update - October 2016
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • October 10 2016

Over the last few months we have seen an increasing number of workers (eg, employees) being prosecuted under WHS laws across Australia, with a number


US judge rules no copyright in Happy Birthday To You
  • Minter Ellison
  • USA
  • October 1 2015

Last week a United States District Court judge declared that the copyright claimed in the lyrics to the song Happy Birthday To You is invalid. The


The QBCC may lose its right to recover under the statutory insurance policy where it has paid out in error
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • September 14 2015

Contractors may avoid liability to Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC) for recovery under the statutory insurance scheme provided


Courts recognise that building plans may attract copyright protection and are willing to get creative to prevent infringement
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • September 14 2015

This case demonstrates that building plans created by an architect may attract copyright protection, and that architect may be the sole author of


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


High Court confirms proper approach to assessing inventive step
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • September 9 2015

The High Court in Australia last week handed down its decision in the patent dispute regarding blockbuster cholesterol drug rosuvastatin (sold by


Federal Court prefers Esso's understanding of industrial action notice
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • September 4 2015

In Esso Australia Pty Ltd v The Australian Workers' Union 2015 FCA 758, the Federal Court upheld the validity of some, but not all, orders made by


Architect found negligent in failing to follow client's instructions - a lesson in communication
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • December 16 2015

Christian Education Ministries - Qld Ltd (plaintiff) engaged Thomson Adsett Pty Ltd (defendant), a registered architectural business, to design a new


Temporary works not caught by the Queensland Building and Construction Commission Act 1991 (Qld)
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • June 25 2015

To determine whether a contract is caught under the Queensland Building and Construction Commission Act 1991(Qld) (QBCC Act), it is necessary to