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High Court relieves anxiety with key patent decision
Insight 05 May 2022

In the latest in Australia's longest-running pharmaceutical patent term extension litigation, the High Court has found Sandoz infringed a patent, owned by Lundbeck, for a drug used to treat anxiety and depression, by selling generic products during an extended term of the patent ...

'Oh why' did you copy me? 'Oh I' did no such thing - the UK High Court rules in favour of Ed Sheeran in copyright dispute
Insight 05 May 2022

The UK High Court has ruled in favour of Ed Sheeran in a copyright dispute concerning his hit song 'Shape of You'. The court held that Ed Sheeran had not, deliberately or subconsciously, copied the hook of an earlier song, 'Oh Why'. We consider this fascinating decision in more detail below. ...

Update on computer-implemented inventions
Insight 05 May 2022

Digital technologies are shaping the future. Yet, in Australia, a series of Federal Court and Australia Patent Office decisions have not upheld the patentability of computer-implemented inventions. It's hoped the High Court's Aristocrat decision will provide greater certainty for software and ...

ACCC delivers bitter pill on patent settlement
Insight 05 May 2022

The ACCC proposes to deny authorisation for a patent litigation settlement between Celgene and two generic drug companies. The decision demonstrates a hardening of the ACCC’s views against patent settlements that seek to place restrictions on market participants. ...

Just in time: the full spectrum of amendments to the Security of Critical Infrastructure regime now passed
Insight 22 Apr 2022

The final anticipated amendments to the Security of Critical Infrastructure Act 2018 (Cth) (SOCI Act) have been passed in the nick of time, making their way through the Senate in its last sitting before the 2022 Federal Election. These latest amendments introduce new and enhanced obligations for risk management programs and security respectively, and the concept of ‘systems of national significance’. ...

Allens advises Nexif's financiers to power up wind and gas generation portfolio
News 28 Apr 2022

'This transaction represents an important and unique contribution to Australia's energy transition landscape. Not only is the transaction a further development of the broader trend of sponsors ...

Toksave - PNG regulatory update: Strata Title law passed by PNG Parliament and other developments
Insight 21 Apr 2022

Strata Title law passed by PNG parliament; Moratorium has been placed on all Voluntary Carbon Market Projects in PNG; ICCC commences review of Electricity Regulatory Contract; Dates have been set for the National General Elections; Electronic Transactions Act passed and certified. ...

Our pre-election wrap of super regulatory reforms for 2022
Insight 19 Apr 2022

Coming off a busy 18 months or so – with the number of reforms too long to count on all fingers and toes – superannuation trustees could be forgiven for wanting to take an extended holiday from regulatory change. But with Parliament prorogued ahead of the election, now is a chance for trustees to take stock of the regulatory reforms slated for 2022. In this Insight, we provide a snapshot of the key reforms. ...

Allens advises on financial close of Gold Coast Light Rail Stage 3
News 13 Apr 2022

The $1.2 billion augmentation to the existing public private partnership will deliver a 6.7km extension to the existing light rail network, including eight new stations and additional light rail ...

Allens advises Exemplar Health Consortium on the Frankston Hospital redevelopment
News 26 Apr 2022

The project proposes to add a new hospital tower, an additional 120 beds, new operating theatres, enhanced emergency department beds, expanded women's and children's health services, enhanced ...

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