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Allegations of mis-selling could not be considered by Financial Services Ombudsman when they occurred more than six years previously
  • A&L Goodbody
  • Ireland
  • April 28 2015

In Geoghegan v Financial Services Ombudsman & Ors 2015 IEHC 217, Kearns P in the High Court rejected an appeal of a decision of the Financial

Irish patent perspectives pharmaceutical revocation actions, an obvious step in the right direction?
  • Matheson
  • Ireland
  • December 31 2009

The recent Commercial Court case of Glaxo Group Limited v Patents Act (2009) is the only Irish decision in recent times to deal with the revocation of a patent on the grounds of lack of inventive step

Interim injunctions and the pharmaceutical industry in Ireland
  • Matheson
  • Ireland
  • February 4 2011

The launch of a generic product onto the marketplace in competition with a patented pharmaceutical product can have devastating effects on an originator company's market position and pricing strategy

English Patents Court revisits the clearing the way principle in preliminary injunction applications
  • Matheson
  • Ireland, United Kingdom
  • March 15 2011

In the recent English case of Cephalon Inc. and others v Orchid Europe Ltd and others (2010), Mr Justice Floyd of the Patents Court revisited the “clearing the way” principle in cases where there is a threatened launch of a generic product onto the marketplace

Privacy & cybersecurity update, issue 3 - October, 2014
  • Jones Day
  • Australia, Brazil, Canada, Russia, Taiwan, USA, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Chile, China, European Union, France, Germany, Hong Kong
  • October 15 2014

On August 1, the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") issued a report on mobile shopping applications. In it, the FTC found that such apps often fail to

New Government legislation programme: industry & sector specific breakdown- SpringSummer 2015
  • William Fry
  • Ireland
  • January 16 2015

The Irish Government has published its legislation programme for the SpringSummer 2015 parliamentary session. There are 32 Bills which are currently

"A roof is a roof": High Court decision signals a new "awning" for smoking areas in licensed premises
  • A&L Goodbody
  • Ireland
  • May 24 2010

On Wednesday, the High Court ruled that a retractable canvas awning was a "roof" within the meaning of the Public Health (Control of Tobacco) Acts and therefore in breach of the smoking ban

Will Ireland outstrip UK’s reputation as a patent “graveyard”?
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • United Kingdom, Ireland
  • September 1 2011

In November 2010, Mr Justice Arnold, one of the three specialist judges in the Patents Court in London, held three Medinol patents not to be infringed by Abbott Laboratories’ coronary stents

Mental health, taking of blood samples without patient consent
  • Matheson
  • Ireland
  • February 1 2012

Mr Justice MacMenamin in his judgement dated 26 July 2011, held that the taking of blood samples by doctors treating a woman suffering from severe mental illness was lawful, despite her failure to give consent

Court puts baby's life before parents' beliefs
  • Matheson
  • Ireland
  • February 1 2012

In September 2011, the Coombe Women & Infants Hospital successfully applied to the High Court for a pre-emptive order, allowing them to carry out an emergency blood transfusion on a premature baby girl