The High Court confirms extensions of time for patent term extensions

The High Court of Australia has confirmed by a three to two majority that extensions of time under s223(2) of the Patents Act and the associated regulation permit the Commissioner of Patents to extend the time within which to apply for a pharmaceutical patent term extension under s70(1) – Alphapharm Pty Ltd v H Lundbeck

High Court rejects plain packaging challenge

In the cases of JT International SA V Commonwealth Of Australia and British American Tobacco Australasia Limited & Ors v Commonwealth Of Australia [2012] HCA 30 the High Court of Australia has dismissed a challenge to the validity of the Federal Government’s Tobacco Plain Packaging Act 2011 (Cth) (the TPP Act). Under the provisions of the TPP Act,