Implied license to use replacement cartridges?

Today, the Court of Appeal of The Hague has published a judgment which could have far-reaching consequences for manufacturers of original appliances which use consumables that can be bought on the aftermarket, such as ink cartridges.

21 June 2017

Full Federal Court Confirms an Application to list on the PBS Prior to Patent Expiry is a non infringing Act

Late last week, the Full Federal Court of Australia confirmed that the mere act of filing a Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) application for a generic pharmaceutical product is not, of itself, an act of infringement provided that the generic product will ...

19 April 2017

Brenzys lists on the Australian PBS and Pfizer denied discovery of documents to establish grounds for patent infringement

As of 1 April 2017, Samsung Bioepis' Brenzys, a biosimilar to Pfizer's Enbrel (active ingredient etanercept), will join the very short list of "a-flagged" biosimilars listed on the Australian Government's Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).

04 April 2017

Patents: threats before patent issued

The High Court has held that threats made in relation to a patent application were capable of justification, and that the trial of the threats issue should be delayed until after the patent had issued.

05 September 2016

IP & IT Law Bytes: Patents: construction of numerical range in patent claims

The Court of Appeal has allowed an appeal against a finding of non-infringement on the ground that the High Court had wrongly construed the numerical range in the claims of a patent.

04 August 2015