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ACCC proposes to refuse approval of pharma patent settlement

Australia - March 31 2022 In the first decision of its kind in Australia, the ACCC proposes to deny a request for authorisation for a settlement and licence agreement reached…

Michael Corrigan, Simon Ellis, Natalie Shoolman, Kent Teague

Pharmaceutical patent term extensions now back to the "earliest first" approach, the Full Federal Court confirms

Australia - March 31 2022 The Full Court's judgments are Commissioner of Patents v Ono Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd [2022] FCAFC 39 (Ono) and Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. v Sandoz Pty…

Rose Jenkins, Natalie Shoolman, Kent Teague

High Court delivers judgment in Lexapro litigation

Australia - March 10 2022 The High Court found that Sandoz's contractual, "irrevocable, non-exclusive licence to the Patent" did not include the extended term of the Patent…

Kent Teague

Patent term extensions in Australia: when first isn't really first

Australia - July 8 2021 Justice Beach has reversed a decision of IP Australia, and with it, many years of Patent Office and industry practice, as well as Federal Court…

Natalie Coulton, Kent Teague

More sectors to be critical infrastructure, increased obligations, and wider government powers in draft Bill - so comment now

Australia - November 20 2020 An exposure draft of the Security Legislation Amendment (Critical Infrastructure) Bill would significantly broaden the application of the existing…

Simon Brady, Sergio Capelli, Emma Covacevich, Nicholas Fletcher, Paul Fontanot, Dan Howard, Bruce Lloyd, Rory Moriarty, Alexander Schlosser, Faith Taylor, Joel Von Thien, Kirsten Webb