February 2015

February 19, 2015 4:29 PM | Posted by Scott Chesterman & Harry Aitken | Permalink
Be wary of including clauses in memorandums of understanding (MOU) that only require the parties to negotiate a formal agreement.  Such an obligation may not be enforceable. read more
February 18, 2015 7:01 AM | Posted by Rebecca Pereira | Permalink
On 12 February 2015, Ms Yvonne D'Arcy was granted special leave to appeal to the High Court against the decision of the Full Bench of the Federal Court in D’Arcy v Myriad Genetics Inc [2014] FCAFC 115. read more
February 10, 2015 2:02 PM | Posted by Shyama Jayaswal | Permalink

The Full Federal Court in Bristol-Myers Squibb Company v Apotex Pty Ltd [2015] FCAFC 2 has confirmed that the right to exploit a patented invention under the Patents Act 1990 (the Act) is a single indivisible right. Accordingly, a licence which granted the exclusive right to promote, sell and distribute the product to a licensee but reserved to the patentee the right to manufacture the patented product was not an exclusive licence.

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February 2, 2015 8:53 AM | Posted by Lucy McGovern & John Fairbairn | Permalink
Following the privacy reforms this year, a key concern for Australian entities has been the liability associated with disclosing personal information overseas. This article provides some practical guidance on how to approach outsourcing arrangements with overseas providers in light of amended Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (Act) and the new Australian Privacy Principles (APPs), including in relation to intra-group information sharing. read more