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Paracetamol decision upheld on appeal

In a decision handed down on 10 May 2018, the Full Federal Court of Australia unanimously upheld the trial judge’s finding of validity of a patent to a sustained release pharmaceutical formulation containing the active ingredient paracetamol, and confirmed that… Read more

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Cattle Genome Analysis Patent Survives Challenge

An important decision was delivered today in the Australian Federal Court, in respect of Australian patent 2010202253. The patent concerns a method of using DNA analysis to identify cattle, with favourable traits such as meat yield, feed efficiency, milk production,… Read more

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Award of special costs in Isabelle case

In a decision handed down on 4 May 2017, Bayer has been successful in obtaining special costs in the long running Isabelle case.  This follows a previous decision, handed down 16 March 2017, in which the Court ordered Generic Health to pay… Read more

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Applying for PBS listing not patent infringement

In a decision handed down on 13 April 20171, Australia’s Full Federal Court has confirmed that an application for listing a pharmaceutical product on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS)2 does not constitute patent infringement.  In upholding an earlier decision of a… Read more

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Perindopril Patent Confirmed Invalid on Appeal

In a recent decision, the Australian Full Federal Court has dismissed an appeal by Servier regarding the invalidity finding for Australian patent 2003200700 directed to an arginine salt of perindopril. The Full Court upheld the decision at first instance that… Read more

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