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Pfizer suffers setback in ENBREL battle

Pfizer suffered a setback last week in its Australian battle to protect ENBREL (etanercept), when its preliminary discovery application against Sandoz was dismissed by Justice Burley in the Federal Court. The reasons for the dismissal are not yet public, subject to the parties seeking suppression orders over any confidential information contained in them, but are

COVID-19 update: IP Australia has now extended its streamlined relief measures until 31 January 2021 to provide more certainty over the holiday period

IP Australia is providing free extensions of time of up to three months if a deadline cannot be met due to the effects of COVID-19.  The period for requesting such an extension has been extended until 31 January 2021.  Depending on the ongoing impact of the pandemic, both in Australia and overseas, this period could

The bar has been raised: Prevnar® vaccine case demonstrates the impact of Australian patent law reforms

Merck Sharp & Dohme Corporation v Wyeth LLC (No 3) [2020] FCA 1477   Summary Australia’s Federal Court has delivered judgment in a dispute concerning patents covering improvements in vaccines against Streptococcus pneumoniae, a leading cause of serious infections, particularly in children.  The judgment provides the first detailed analysis by a Federal Court judge of

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Shelston IP and The Legal 500: Patent Litigation Country Comparative Guide

Shelston IP assisted Legal 500 in their recent launch of The Legal 500: Patent Litigation Country Comparative Guide.   Our highly experienced litigation team have provided their expertise for the Australian Patent Litigation Chapter. The aim of this guide is to provide its readers with a pragmatic overview of the law and practice of patent

Courtrooms and the America’s Cup – patent infringement set to be the latest out-of-water battle

The America’s Cup (the “Auld Mug”) is the world’s oldest sailing trophy and enjoys a storied history of fierce competition – both on and off the water.  Whereas legal drama throughout the years was previously restricted to claims of sabotage, subterfuge, cheating or some far-fetched interpretations of the “rules”, the upcoming 2021 event has thrown

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