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2015 Patent recap: The 8 (patent) days of Christmas
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • December 9 2015

The High Court of Australia rarely considers patent cases, handing down only two decisions in the past seven years. This year, however, we saw two


Agreed or liquidated damages that are neither extravagant nor unconscionable are not penal and therefore are recoverable
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • September 4 2015

Agreed damages were found not to be extravagant or unconscionable, therefore not a penalty. Facts On 3 October 2007, IPN Medical Centres Pty Ltd


Exclusive patent licences and standing to sue - a green light for commercial 'work arounds'
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • December 21 2015

In Orion Corporation v Actavis Pty Ltd (No 3) 2015 FCA 1373, the Federal Court has provided practical guidance on drafting an exclusive patent


Servier fails on best method - Full Federal Court confirms invalidity and denies application to amend
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • March 18 2016

This decision is interesting as it deals with four pertinent topics - the best method requirement patent amendment applications cost


High Court upholds Lundbeck's extension of time in a 3-2 decision
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • November 11 2014

The High Court's latest foray into patent law wrapped up last Wednesday 5 November 2014, with the Court handing down its judgment in the long running


The new exclusive club of patent enforcement
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • November 8 2016

In a relatively recent flurry of decisions, the Federal Court examined a variety of agreements purporting to give exclusive rights to various


Draft health privacy resources released for consultation
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • October 1 2015

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) has released for consultation a series of draft health privacy resources for health


Update: Proportional costs orders made in Gilead v Idenix proceedings
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • September 4 2015

Update: Proportional costs orders made in Gilead v Idenix proceedings As reported in our earlier post, Gilead recently succeeded in invalidating key


Parameteritis pokes holes in Swiss-type claim
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • December 2 2016

The Full Federal Court has recently handed down its decision in the appeal by Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co (Otsuka) against the earlier finding by


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