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Protecting Plant Innovations
  • K&L Gates
  • Australia, New Zealand, USA
  • July 18 2017

The development of new plant varieties can be a costly and time-consuming process. To incentivize breeding endeavors, governments around the world

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

Charlie Gard and the withdrawal of life-saving treatment
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand, United Kingdom
  • July 26 2017

The case of Charlie Gard has attracted significant international attention this year, eliciting comments from the European Court of Human Rights, the

Food Packaging Regulations in Australia and New Zealand
  • Keller and Heckman LLP
  • Australia, New Zealand
  • June 15 2017

Australia and New Zealand regulate food contact substances through a single bi-national agency - Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) - under

CPD Non Compliance as Professional Misconduct: A Recent Decision from the New Zealand Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal
  • McDowell Purcell
  • New Zealand
  • July 21 2017

Continuing Professional Development (“CPD”) has become mandatory for many of the statutory professions in recent years, recognising the importance of

Tribunal accepts that medication errors will happen but disciplines nurse for failing to report
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • September 23 2013

While working on a busy ward, a nurse accidentally administered the wrong medications to a patient without the appropriate checks. The nurse soon

Pharmaceutical patent term extension and data exclusivity in Australia, New Zealand and Asia: are you missing out?
  • Davies Collison Cave
  • Asia-Pacific, Australia, New Zealand
  • June 5 2015

Knowing the facts about patent term extension and data exclusivity will ensure you are not missing out on the protection your pharmaceutical product

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

Suspension for misappropriation of medication by nurse
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • December 13 2011

A nurse has been found guilty of professional misconduct for ordering prescription medication for residents at a rest home when she knew or ought to have known that the medication was not being administered to the residents, and for misappropriating codeine phosphate tablets for her own use

Extensions of term for patents in New Zealand - how will they be affected by the TPPA?
  • Baldwins
  • New Zealand
  • August 8 2016

One of the most controversial aspects of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) was the prospect that New Zealand would be forced into