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Allens advises Livingbridge on its acquisition of Everlight Radiology
News 01 Sep 2021

Everlight provides teleradiology services for providers across the globe from its critical care hubs in the UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. Everlight works with hospitals and clinics to ...

Allens advises Penten on investment from Five V Capital
News 19 Aug 2021

Five V Capital, an Australian private equity firm, will invest $50 million into the tech business, taking a significant minority interest. Penten is expected to use part of the proceeds to support ...

Allens advises on world-first ruling in favour of AI systems being named as inventors of a patent
News 30 Jul 2021

Dr Thaler is the inventor of the Device for Autonomous Bootstrapping of Unified Sentience (DABUS), an AI system which has envisioned inventions entirely of its own accord. Commenting on the landmar ...

World first: Australia says ‘yes’ to AI inventors
Insight 30 Jul 2021

The decision in Thaler v Commissioner of Patents [2021] FCA 879 is the first judicial determination in the world in favour of AI systems being named as inventors of a patent. The availability of patent protection for AI-generated inventions is a vexed and controversial issue. ...

ACCC to scrutinise online marketplaces; Epic Games' case to be heard in Australia; and other developments
Insight 29 Jul 2021

ACCC vs SmileDirectClub for false and misleading statements; Australian Vending Buying Association allowed to collectively negotiate with goods suppliers; Epic Games proceedings against Apple to be heard in Australia; Lorna Jane ordered to pay $5 million in penalties; ACCC to examine online marketplaces; NZCC institutes cartel proceedings against consumer loan provider Moola. ...

Allens acts for Salesforce on obtaining ACCC clearance
News 22 Jul 2021

'We are pleased to have acted for Salesforce in such a significant acquisition. Combining Salesforce and Slack's complementary solutions is expected to enhance the way organisations and people work ...

Multiple Federal Court rulings on unconscionable conduct and false and misleading representations; and other developments
Insight 14 Jul 2021

Brownes Dairy's non-compliance with Dairy Code; Captain Cook College acted unconscionably; Nine Entertainment Co pays penalties; proposed ACCC authorisation of Country Press Australia collective bargaining agreement; Federal Court orders $1.2 million penalty on Sumo; and Geowash appeal dismissed ...

High Court defamation decision means businesses could be responsible for comments posted on their social media pages
Insight 15 Sep 2021

In proceedings relating to alleged defamation of Dylan Voller, the High Court has confirmed that the administrators of public social media pages are 'publishers' of comments posted by third parties and members of the public on their page, for the purposes of defamation law. ...

New motor vehicle service and repair information laws speed through Parliament; and other developments
Insight 24 Jun 2021

Grape Co; new motor vehicle service and repair information laws; Dye & Durham's acquisition of GlobalX; university competition law exemption; digiDirect; Woolworths' acquisition of shares in PFD Food Services ...

Risk e-business? Managing regulatory hurdles and adapting legal strategies as you accelerate your business online
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Webinar: Risk e-business? Managing regulatory hurdles and adapting legal strategies as you accelerate your business online ...

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