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Pharmaceuticals in South East Asia
  • FPA Patent Attorneys
  • Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam
  • March 14 2017

Case law has confirmed that methods of medical treatment are patentable. ‘Swiss-style’ claims are also separately allowable

New Zealand Patents Act 2013 - Has the medical treatment exclusion failed?
  • Baldwins
  • New Zealand, United Kingdom
  • March 20 2017

The Patents Act 2013 expressly excludes patents for methods of medical treatment. The rationale is that medical practitioners should not be liable

The DePuy case - claims for compensatory damages continue
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • February 22 2017

2016 saw important progress in the DePuy litigation, which will continue in 2017. The DePuy cases involve defective hip implants manufactured by

ACC cover for failed sterilisation does not extend to childcare
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • August 16 2016

J became pregnant following a failed sterilisation. ACC granted J cover for her pregnancy and compensation for the pregnancy's physical effects. J

Very low threshold for CT scans in elderly fall patients recommended
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • October 18 2011

An elderly patient suffered a head injury in an accidental fall and was transported to hospital by ambulance, where she subsequently died

Legal update - On the pulse: 10 health law issues to watch in 2017
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • February 22 2017

We set out a summary of 10 health law issues that will be of interest in the coming year. 1. The DePuy case - claims for compensatory damages

On the pulse: 10 health law issues to watch in 2016
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • February 10 2016

Lecretia Seales' challenge to the law on assisted suicide has reignited public debate about an individual's right to aid in Dying when terminally ill

Patentability of kit-of-parts claims - the contrast between New Zealand and Australia
  • Henry Hughes IP
  • Australia, New Zealand
  • April 30 2014

In combination therapy patents, the invention lies in the discovery of a particular therapeutic benefit to taking two (or more) different

ACC to provide cover for pregnancy after failed sterilisation procedure
  • Russell McVeagh
  • New Zealand
  • May 24 2012

The Supreme Court determined that the Accident Compensation Scheme does provide cover to a woman (H) who becomes pregnant after a failed sterilisation operation

Nurse prescribed medications without authority
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • February 28 2012

A nurse has been found guilty of professional misconduct for prescribing Maxolon and Paramax for a pregnant patient without authority to do so