September 2015


September 10, 2015 10:30 AM | Posted by Helen Lauder | Permalink
The Crimes Act 1914 (Cth) was recently amended to increase the Commonwealth penalty unit from $170 to $180. The penalty unit will also be subject to CPI indexation every three years starting on 1 July 2018. read more
September 9, 2015 9:06 AM | Posted by Jonathan Kelp | Permalink

The High Court in Australia last week handed down its decision in the patent dispute regarding blockbuster cholesterol drug rosuvastatin (sold by AstraZeneca as Crestor).  Minter Ellison's clients, Watson Pharma and Ascent Pharma, along with fellow generic pharmaceutical company Apotex, successfully defeated AstraZeneca's appeal against the judgment handed down by an expanded five judge bench of the Full Federal Court last year.

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September 1, 2015 4:18 PM | Posted by Paul Jeffreys & Paul Kallenbach | Permalink
The Ashley Madison saga continues. As we foreshadowed in our earlier blog post, Avid Life Media Inc (ALM), the Canadian-based provider of the extramarital dating site, has been hit with lawsuits in Canada and the United States, flowing from the posting online, by the hacker group 'Impact Team', of personal information (including highly sensitive information) pertaining to the site's many millions of users. read more