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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. ...

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 ...

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 ...

No criminal conduct found in Australia's first competition law matter heard by a jury; and other developments
Insight 10 Jun 2021

Country Care criminal cartel conduct case; Mosaic; Honeysuckle Health and nib; Jump swim; and Salesforce Slack merger. ...

Attempted cartel on exhibition in relation to National Gallery tender; ACCC takes a bite of Epic v Apple jurisdiction appeal; no take-off for Qantas/Japan Airlines alliance as ACCC proposes to deny authorisation; and other developments
Insight 27 May 2021

Attempted cartel on exhibition in relation to National Gallery tender; ACCC takes a bite of Epic v Apple jurisdiction appeal; no take-off for Qantas/Japan Airlines alliance as ACCC proposes to deny authorisation; and other developments ...

Nucleus – corporate law developments: ASIC leadership changes and other updates
Insight 26 May 2021

ASIC leadership changes; ASX advises constitution amendments for CHESS replacement, and launches consultation on oil and gas reporting amendments; ACCC teams up with UK and German competition regulators on merger control; Federal Court upholds record diesel emissions penalty ...

ACCC not hAPPy with app marketplaces; car rental company pulled over for unconscionable conduct; Garuda proceedings finally touch down; and other developments
Insight 05 May 2021

ACCC not hAPPy with app marketplaces; car rental company pulled over for unconscionable conduct; Garuda proceedings finally touch down; and other developments ...

Nucleus – corporate law developments: ASIC 'no action' position on virtual meetings; legislative clarification on the definition of casual employee; and other updates
Insight 21 Apr 2021

ASIC takes 'no action' position on virtual meetings but no such luck for electronic signatures; Fair Work Act amendments clarify the definition of casual employment; ASX Listing Rule amendments to commence from 5 June 2021; ASX updates Guidance Note 19: Performance Securities; Takeovers Panel remakes procedural rules; APRA provides guidance to ADIs on the use of indemnities in divestment transactions. ...

Rod Sims marks 10th anniversary of the CCA; Full Federal Court clarifies the law on unconscionable conduct; Federal Court affirms $125m penalty against Volkswagen; and other developments
Insight 16 Apr 2021

Rod Sims marks 10th anniversary of the CCA; Full Federal Court clarifies the law on unconscionable conduct; Federal Court affirms $125m penalty against Volkswagen; and other developments ...

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